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Business Support Officer Level 1
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Business Support Officer Level 1
Salary - £25,137 - £26,520 per annum  | Based in Kingston | Permanent  | 18 hrs per week 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection. in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
We are currently recruiting for a Business Support Officer to work in our Permanency Business Support Team, supporting our Leaving Care Service 18 hours a week.

This is an exciting role which will require the successful candidates to possess a strong complement of administrative skills in particular data skills. For the immediate future majority, this role will be carried out virtually until there is a safe transition into our offices over the next couple of months.

As Business Support Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Collating and reporting statistical information.
  • Maintaining databases and extracting information from them for reporting purposes.
  • Providing added value administrative support to professionals in the service and wider teams.
  • Taking high-level minutes at various panels, preparing agendas and general meeting support.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be a Business Support Officer for AfC you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Agile and Methodical.
  • Ability to think on your feet.
  • Passionate and driven.
  • Technology and digitally competent.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jabed Hussain, Head of Business Support & Digital Transformation on or 020 8891 7581, to request an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 23rd April 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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