Business Support Officer – Remote

Reference HQ00022487
Directorate Public Health
Service Lateral Flow Testing
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially till end of March 2022
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £10.41 to £11.27 per hour

About the job:

Opus People Solutions, on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, are looking for a Business Support Officer to support the Lateral Flow Testing Team.

The role is full- time, 37 hours per week and fully remote working.

Initially, till the end of March 2022 with possible extension.

  • Minute taking and administrative support during the meetings.
  • Respond to queries, liaising with Officers, Managers and departments to ensure all advice and communication is delivered to County Council and Public Health standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Ability to process highly sensitive data in relation to Covid 19 using a variety of Excel formats.
  • To be able to handle a number of data sources enter data accurately within a range of excel spreadsheets that needs to be updated within set time schedules.
  • Data entry including the management of rota scheduling and updates.
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to GDPR processes when managing and processing sensitive confidential personal identifiable data. Assist in Public Health case management ensuring that all procedure documents are regularly updated and archived within specific timescales.
  • Undertake financial support duties as required to support the efficient delivery of services.
  • Responsible for LFT Programme monitoring all accounting procedures including: ordering, processing and payment of all goods and services as required by the LFT programme.
  • Interrogate, process and maintain financial information – making recommendations for appropriate action.
  • Undertake general clerical & administrative tasks and support the Public Health Service as required.
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • 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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