Operational Support Assistant (Administration Role)
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
Join us at Coventry City Council on our remarkable journey to shape a brighter future for the city's children, young people and families! As a 'Good' Local Authority, we strive for excellence and place children and young people at the heart of our practice. We're seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to develop their skills.
In our Professional Support Service, you'll play a vital role, supporting Children’s Services on an administrative basis, you'll contribute significantly to Children’s Services, ensuring positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families. Join our passionate and dedicated team, and together, let's make a meaningful impact on the lives of Coventry's children!
What is the job role?
Come and join us at an exciting time and be part of the Professional Support Service – an administrative team that makes a positive difference in supporting Children’s Services every day!
We are at the very heart of Children’s Services in Coventry, working with colleagues at all levels across the service to contribute to positive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable Children and Families across the City.
We are looking for people with potential, enthusiasm, a flexible approach and ready to develop their knowledge & skills. We value commitment and efficiency in action, a willingness to take the initiative and a mind open to new challenges.
We have 2 full-time posts available; 1 permanent position and 1 fixed term contract for 1 year.
In this role, you will be providing administrative support to 8 Family Hubs across the City. You will be responsible for effective front desk support, greeting visitors, handling calls, managing bookings, supporting with note taking and other tasks as appropriate.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who:
- Is a self-starter
- Has strong organisational and time management skills
- Thrives in a busy and diverse environment
- Has great attention to detail along with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Does this sound like you? Then we want to hear from you! Contact us for an informal discussion about the role on Debbie.MacDonald@coventry.gov.uk
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 11th December 2023.
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council