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business Support Assistant

Job Title: business Support Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 19171-19554
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 4179
Job Published: January 28, 2020 16:14

Job Description

Business Support Assistant x2
The Administration and Business Support Service are therefore delighted to be recruiting Business Support Assistants, who are willing to join us to reach shared goals, and have a positive can-do attitude and who aren’t afraid of trying new things. In our varied roles you will be working collaboratively as part of a centralised service which provides support to a wide range of different departments across the council.

Job Type
Working Hours
Part Time
Employment Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Pay Grade
£19,171 - £19,554 pro-rata
DBS standard
Closing Date
Ref No
Person Specification
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Job Description
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Hours and location:

1 x 18.5 hr (Wednesday PM, Thursday & Friday) Permanent based at Southmead House, Greystoke Avenue, Southmead Bristol BS10 6BQ.

1 x 18.5  hr (Monday – Wednesday AM) fixed term (covering maternity leave) until 12/1/21 or until the post holders return based at City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR.

The team supports the work of Adult Care Services in Bristol City Council with for example;-

Data input, data cleansing, sending out letters, managing Emergency Carers Applications, administering petty cash etc. This is not an exhaustive list.

At Bristol City Council, we rely on having a strong network of business support staff who help our services run seamlessly and efficiently. We’re incredibly proud of these employees who work behind the scenes, making sure we provide an efficient service to our local residents. Our 15 teams support important local services. These range from parks and open spaces to Public health; social care and our highways, and so many others. As a service and as a council we strive to treat one another fairly and with dignity, valuing difference.

As a Business Support Assistant you may be supporting several tasks from different areas of work and will take ownership and responsibility in some areas and playing a supportive role in others. You will enjoy working creatively to support more efficient ways of working on each task and together as a team which will require good communication skills with your colleagues, and other stakeholders. You will have a working knowledge of using Microsoft tools, including shared calendar, and be willing to learn quickly. You will model and promote our organisational values and behaviours.  

In particular the Administration and Business Support Service offers roles that are:

-        Within a supportive work environment

-        Has a Career Development Scheme to enhance colleagues skills and opportunities

-        Part of a flexible and committed team that makes connections with opportunities across the organisation.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit an application which fully demonstrates how you meet each of the essential criteria as laid out in the Person Specification, this should be demonstrated in the ‘Further Information’ section of your application. Your application should fully evidence your education and training, along with your previous employment history. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, therefore please demonstrate how you can meet desirable criteria if you can.

We are looking for somebody who is Dedicated and strives to make a difference; Collaborative, Curious and believes there are always opportunities to do things better; Respectful and who takes Ownership and accepts personal accountability. If this is you, we would love to hear from you.

It is envisaged that interviews will take place at the beginning of February (Date to be confirmed).

Please note this role is subject to a DBS standard check.

For further information please contact Team Leader Sue Hewlett,

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community