Business Support Assistants – Northamptonshire County Council

Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Various
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Various
Rate Contact us

About the job:

At Opus we recruit to all temporary Business Support and Administration roles in Northamptonshire County Council. Responsibilities may vary between each individual role, however a general job description for a Business Support Officer can be found below.

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We are regularly looking for temporary Business Support Assistants with excellent communication skills to support various teams/directorates within Northamptonshire County Council.

The aim of the role is to provide administrative and secretarial support to the team and office to enable the council to deliver a more effective and efficient customer focused service.

These roles may vary depending on which team you work in, however can cover a number of aspects, such as full-time or part-time.


  • Providing an effective and efficient business support service
  • Taking minutes at all relevant service meetings
  • Diary Management
  • Organising meetings and arranging venues
  • Delivering an efficient and customer focused service by processing and responding to incoming communication (post, phone, and emails), message taking, copying and distributing information as necessary.
  • Actively contributing to information systems, offering a consistent service in relation to key information, including accurate inputting of events to the council’s database/spreadsheets in order to facilitate accurate reporting.
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills
  • Working understanding of Windows & Microsoft packages (including:Word, Excel, E-mail, Power Point, Internet)
  • Understanding of requirement for confidentiality
  • Ability to utilise IT systems to deliver services
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet demands of service
  • Ability to work with others to deliver services
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Whilst previous experience in a fast moving administration role is preferred, excellent communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to learn are just as valuable.
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square

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Why choose Opus?


We get sight of all temporary and interim vacancies for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils first. By working through Opus, you will be notified of the job opportunities before any other recruitment agencies are even aware.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for and with both Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils for several years.


In the last month alone, we filled 95% of jobs using our own pool of registered candidates. The remainder went out to our trusted supply chain.


“I have found Opus People Solutions to be effective and efficient. Staff in the team take good care to help candidates and managers, with accurate information and advice.”

Balwinder Kaur, Interim Assistant Director

“Opus are a friendly, quick responding group, who have always been able to provide the resources as and when I need it. Thank you for making my job that little bit easier!”

Martin Finbow, PC Skills Centre Manager

“I highly recommend Opus as an agency. They were extremely supportive through all the recruitment process and the relevant paperwork. I’m thoroughly enjoying my new role and my colleagues are extremely friendly.”

Andreea Catarov, Business Support Officer

“I have found that Opus colleagues are good at matching the skills of people to the vacant post; the CVs I have received have been ‘spot on’. The process for recruiting a temporary assignment is clear and well supported by Opus staff.”

Sue Farrow, Placement Team Manager

“Thank you for providing me with the excellent job searching opportunities, easy to use website, efficient register process, friendly and helpful staff. I had a great experience of using Opus and will definitely choose Opus again.”

Ronnie Tidy, Assessment Co-ordinator

“I have had great success working with Opus on our recruitment requirements. The level of success we have experienced working with Opus and sourcing and filling our vacancies, has been excellent. I have built up a brilliant working relationship with them, they have the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”

Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

“Opus have been great in finding temporary work for me. They have been extremely helpful and I would highly recommend their services if you are looking for a platform to build skills, confidence and gain experience in a work place and further.”

James Brown, Business Support Officer

“Opus were able to source and provide a number of specialist professional engineers on both long and short term arrangements to help me manage workloads. Managing these appointments via the online portal was a straightforward process.”

Colin Godfrey, Structures Manager

“The service I received was fantastic, Opus helped me obtain a temporary position to gain office and professional experience which I lacked after finishing university. My temporary position was also made permanent in a role that I found both enjoyable and interesting.”

Megan Lloyd, Customer Service Advisor

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