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Administration Assistant

Surrey County Council
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum for a 36 hour working week.

We currently have two permanent full time Administration Assistant vacancies with our Financial Assessments and Income Team based at Woking Borough Council Civic offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YL.

Both vacancies are office-based with supervision carried out remotely.

We are looking for someone to provide comprehensive administrative support to our Adult Social Care team.

You will be undertaking general administrative duties in order to provide support to a dispersed specialised central operational team within Adult Social Care, where supervision at times is off site. You may be required to travel to other sites in Surrey to support operational functions.

You will need to have excellent excel skills, quick and accurate data entry on mainframe database and excel spreadsheets. You will need to be able to both interrogate the database and interpret the data recorded which may be complex in nature. At times you will need to produce ad hoc reports from excel spreadsheets.

You will have good communication skills both written and verbal as you will be expected to deal with telephone enquiries and a wide range of correspondence, case recording and scanning duties. In addition, you will have the skills to enable you to take notes and minutes of meetings. You will also be required to proof read/edit items for web supported team bulletin.

You will have a flexible, mature approach, will be well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasions, to tight deadlines. You will also have good customer service and excellent IT skills.

You will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and have the ability to work as part of a team within existing working protocols and procedures whilst being proactive and using your initiative within the scope of the job role.

You will have a flexible approach to your work and will be able to work as part of a team as well as independently using your own initiative.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV plus a separate personal statement tailored for this role (no longer than two sides of A4 please)

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 20th September 2021.

The hiring team are aiming to hold 'virtual' interviews via MS Teams during week commencing 27th September and/or 4th October 2021.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Bernie Farmer (Administration Team Leader) on mob: or email: .uk

We look forward to receiving your application and CV plus a separate personal statement tailored for this role (no longer than two sides of A4 please).


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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 MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

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.
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