Job details

Reference number - 2618-3259

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £19,619 - £21,256 p.a.

Job type/hours - Permanent, 37 hours per week

Closing date - 5.00pm, 16 September 2019

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

As a Business Support Officer you will provide high quality administrative support within the Service Quality Team and LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer). The role plays a vital part in the administration and smooth-running of business processes throughout the service and in the support of practitioners in enabling them to undertake their duties in safeguarding vulnerable children in Portsmouth as well as supporting the service to achieve its statutory and corporate responsibilities.

What you'll need to succeed

Most work involves both written and oral communication to provide high quality customer care and the production of accurate and professional records, as well as the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

You will have experience of working in an administrative role as well as minute-taking and/or short hand skills to enable you to take concise notes/minutes in meetings and panels. 

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

Portsmouth Local Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, to improve outcomes for children.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" and the "How to Apply" to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.  

How to apply

There are 3 ways to apply: