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Business Support Officer

Job Description

Job Title: Business Support Officer
Locations: Southwark, SE1
Contract Type: Temporary (potential to become permanent for right person)
Work Pattern: 37 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP

A new opportunity has become available for an Business Support officer to help with Administration support duties for a new project within a busy local authority on a temporary contract starting ASAP

Job Responsibilities -

  • Acts as a first point of contact for all enquiries including those from Members of Parliament, Councillors and stakeholders coming into the Division including ICW and FOIs. Developing effective links and working relationships in order to respond. Responsible for ensuring that these are responded to within the corporate timescales. Reporting to the division on performance against correspondence targets.
  • Contributing to the successful delivery of the Arboricultural Services Contract including ensuring effective contract management through the issuing of works and ensuring the contract is meeting specified schedules.
  • Leads in the rollout of new procedures relating to the Council's business systems, with a particular emphasis on exploiting benefits of IT, providing guidance to senior managers.
  • Responsible for the preparation, presentation of information as and when required including the provision of technical and non-technical reports.
  • Contribute to the management and monitoring of budgets and responsible for processing of payments to contractors.
  • Provides coordination and processing role regarding Divisional finance with regards to the ordering of supplies, raising of purchase orders and the processing of invoices on behalf of service managers. Does this efficiently with a high degree of accuracy and recommends improvements to systems where appropriate.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience undertaking administration work
  • Experience of Microsoft Windows (in particular Word, Excel & Outlook) including Internet Explorer and experience using bespoke applications
  • Experience of dealing with a variety of different stakeholders
  • Experience within a team environment, whilst remaining accountable for own tasks, prioritising workload and working on own initiative
  • Database experience

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send you CV now for consideration.

If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Ryan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to