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Business Support Officer Level 1
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Salary Details: AfC pay scale SP 12-15 (£24,462- £25,809)  per annum

Appointment Type: Full time, 36 hours

Job Term: Permanent

Location: Kingston / Twickenham

About the role
We are currently recruiting to multiple roles within the Business Support Service  that provides support services to the Education Inclusion and Social Care Services which is based over Guildhall 1 & 2 offices.

This is an exciting role which will require the successful candidate to possess a strong compliment of administrative skills in particular data skills.

Duties include:
  • Collating statistical information
  • Maintaining databases and extracting information from them for reporting purposes
  • Undertake analysis and reporting from the Inclusion Service client cost database
  • Supporting with the financial administration of the Service
  • Taking minutes at meetings
About us
We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

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
We offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jabed Hussain for an informal discussion.

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children
As a 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. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to:
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
For more information about AfC and the role please click on the link 

How to apply
Before applying please refer to the Role Profile.pdf and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing date: Ongoing campaign. Applicants will be contacted for interviews on an ad hoc basis. 

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