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About Us

Here at West Sussex County Council we are ambitious for our children and our workforce. We are committed to improving our services for the children and families in West Sussex we support. You will join us as at a key time on our improvement journey.The work we have started includes establishing a new and experienced leadership team driving forward ourChildren First improvement plan.

We dont underestimate the work that still needs to be done and the challenge ahead. Thats why we need professionals, like you, who really want to be part of the positive change that is happening. Be part of an ambitious improvement plan and make a significant difference to children and families in West Sussex. Theres never been a more rewarding time to join.

For further information about us and about working in Childrens Social Care at West Sussex County Council, please visit Careers in children's social work in West Sussex.

About The Job

Salary:£21,269 to £22,571 per annum Working Pattern:Full-time (37 hours per week) Contract Length: Permanent Location:Countywide across West Sussex

Closing date: 10/07/22

Were looking for a permanent Coordinators to deliver and provide high-quality, fast-paced administrative support to our Business Support service for Children, Young People and Learning. You will work alongside and support colleagues managing complex and demanding workloads to ensure that all children, young people and families we work with receive a high-quality service.

As a Coordinator, you will have a genuine passion for wanting to make a difference and an understanding of the positive impact that your highly skilled administrative support could have on the wider Children, Young People and Learning directorates and the work they do to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Are you confident in your ability to work independently and using your own initiative where appropriate? If so, take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be Coordinator in our Children, Young People and Learning directorate!

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

. Ability to build strong working relationships to negotiate and influence across the organisation. . Ability to demonstrate an understanding of risk and recommend appropriate course of action. . Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, complicated or sensitive information to a range of audiences to achieve positive outcomes. . Highly accurate IT and keyboard skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be adept and proactive at picking up new technologies quickly. . Good time management to manage short deadlines and conflicting priorities.

Qualifications and/or experience:

. GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent qualification or experience operating at this level of literacy and numeracy

. A recognised qualification in office skills or administration, or a business-related subject at level 2 or 3 of the national qualifications framework, or have acquired equivalent experience within the workplace

. Experience of providing business support, advice and/or guidance to others.

. Experience of forming effective working relationships.

. Experience of administrative tasks and processes

. Experience of inputting data and using databases.

. Experience of working in a fast paced, innovative work environment, whilst remaining calm.

. Experience of applying relevant legislation, policies and/or procedures to individual pieces of work.

. Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. West Sussex Continuum of Need, working together 2015 and Childrens Act 1989 - Desirable

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • Arange of flexible working options
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme,Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, ASOS, B&Q and many more)
  • Car benefit scheme
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiative

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03834

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Stacey Godley - Head of Business Support at [email protected] or Helen Humphrey, Business Manager at [email protected] For issues or queries regarding your application please contact [email protected]

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.This post is subject to 3 years referencing and a health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veterans Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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