Early Years Business Support Assistant (full-time and part-time opportunities)
The Early Years Service ensures the local authority meets its statutory duty to secure sufficient high quality funded early education places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds and sufficient childcare for 0-14/18 year olds whose parents are in work or training to return to work.
On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for all the councils in the county to come together to build a brand new council for Buckinghamshire, building on the best experience and expertise of the five current councils. We are developing plans with our District Council colleagues to build a new Unitary Council that is ambitious in its outlook, provides Buckinghamshire residents with simpler ways to access services that they need, and makes best use of public money. Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future. Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of seven days from 1 February 2019 to 8 February 2019. External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this seven day period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.
About the role
These permanent roles within Business Support form part of an expanded team supporting the Early Years Service.
There are 2 full time roles and one part time. The part time role is for a total of 14 hours split over a Monday and Friday although we would consider extended hours term time only.
In addition to usual business administration tasks, the roles require the successful applicants to work as part of a team which ensures eligible families are given their codes to access a government funded 2 year old place, supports data management for a range of activities, and develops marketing materials and documents for publication. You will also be responsible for sharing information with our childcare providers either by mail out or via the website, as well as dealing with correspondence, booking venues and writing simple reports. You will use a range of skills to achieve this such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint plus be trained to use specialist IT and web based programmes
You will have excellent communication skills with proven experience of providing high quality customer services with the ability to be able to deal calmly and politely with situations involving members of the public and staff. You should be able to organise work and achieve deadlines. Clear and concise communications skills, both orally and in writing with minute taking skills are also essential.
Previous use of financial and purchasing systems such as SAP would be ideal.
For further information please contact Alison Mapplethorpe email@example.com
- Early Years Business Support Assistant R2 (PDF Document)