Business Officer

Reference HQ00021241
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially three months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Rate £10.41 per hour

About the job:

As a Business Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to provide and own administrative support within the service and where required across the organisation; Together with supporting and liaising with customers on behalf of the service, in relation to service delivery or financial expenditures.

 

Remote working from home.

  • Undertake daily activities as directed by the service
  • Provide flexible cover for other service when required
  • Adhere to business processes to achieve a quality and consistent service.
  • Share best practice
  • Support changes that impact the Business Support workforce
  • Ensure an accurate, confidential and effective service by maintaining systems and security of information in accordance with the policies and procedures of the County Council and relevant legislation
  • Proactivity deal, provide solutions and signpost incoming communication by liaising with staff, families and professionals to provide information, advice or support, as directed by the service.
  • Record, investigate and sensitively resolve customer enquiries, through to solution and referring complex matters to line manager for advice where appropriate
  • Support and advise teams and colleagues and impart knowledge and expertise
  • Provide constructive challenge as appropriate
  • Support the cultural change within Business Support
  • Support the service with organising, co-ordinating and where required minute meetings to ensure timely and appropriate action
  • Provide support to Services following correct processes
  • Support service/ team work activity, initiatives and events ensuring active participation
  • Gather data as requested by the service and where possible provide analysis
  • Report to the SBO on relevant issues relating to the business
  • Provide support to managers with self-service systems
  • Facilitate the service induction process
  • Undertake bookings relevant to the team
  • Communicate messages clearly and appropriately
  • Attend team/ service meetings
  • Work with key partners such as LGSS and PCC as appropriate
  • Carryout/support all financial activities within service area
  • Reconcile spends against expenditure
  • Adhere to CCC financial policies
  • Support and help the service to manage and forecast year end expenditure
  • Actively promote cost affective expenditure in accordance with Council Budget requirements
  • Contribute ideas and efficiencies to deliver savings
  • Support audits, inspections, reviews and new operating systems as and when required
  • Advise and inform others on matters relating to own job or section or directorate
  • Work across the directorate as required.
  • Ability to travel

The successful candidate will ideally have knowledge and understanding of GDPR, Data Protection together with a demonstratable track record of dealing with the public in a positive and sensitive way.

 

The successful candidate will also have strong IT skills, together with the ability to work accurately with financial and numerical information.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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