Surrey County Council
Salary:£11,622 per annum
Category:Administration & Clerical
Working hours:18 hours per week
Posted on:7 March 2023
Closing date:26 March 2023
Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
Location:Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ
About the role
The starting salary for this position is £11,622 per annum based on an 18-hour working week, pro-rata to £23,243.
This role is based at our Woking offices; however, we work flexibly between the office and remotely from home. We welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
This is a varied and rewarding role, where your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of children and adults whose lives are touched by adoption. We will ensure you receive the training and support you need to succeed.
Adoption South East (ASE) is a regional adoption agency which launched on April 1st 2020, we provide adoption services on behalf of four Local Authorities (Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove) under a partnership agreement.
We already have nearly 100 staff working in ASE, including Social Workers, Managers, Support Workers and dedicated business support staff, but now we are searching for a Team Administrator to join our friendly and supportive Woking team.
As an Administrator, you will play a key role in supporting the team with enquiries and applications from prospective adopters, adult adoptees and updating our case management system.
To ensure we're always providing first-class customer service, you'll need to have excellent interpersonal skills to confidently liaise with a wide range of professionals and service users, along with a high level of written and oral communication. You will also be handling adoption records as part of this role, so we're looking for someone who has had some experience of working with highly confidential information.
Here are the qualities, skills & experiences we are looking for in our Team Administrator:
- Administration experience in a busy office environment
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- Confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to work
- Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office
- Ability to work effectively to deadlines
If you'd like to be part of a team that makes a real difference – we'd love to hear from you.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26/03/2023.
Interviews will either take place at our Woking offices or virtually and can be discussed closer to the time.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
To learn more about us, please visit our websiteor if you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Nikki Caton or Ellie Edwards – Business Support Coordinator on 01932 794724 or via email at [email protected] [email protected].
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.