Surrey County Council
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.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied to allow for hybrid working. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time hours), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.