Teaching Partnership Support Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 – (£20,001 - £25,775) per annum, pro rata
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 17/04/2019 at 00:55 AM
Reference: B521AL

Please note this is a fixed term contract position until 31 March 2020

To work with Partnership leads to ensure the financial requirements of the Teaching Partnership are met and to provide administration support to the Strategic and Operational Groups. There may be a requirement to attend some Task and Finish groups.

To accurately record all financial transactions though the council’s financial systems and records, to ensure a full audit trail of the use of grant funding, and monitor project expenditure against the financial plan where applicable.

To undertake administrative duties to support the Teaching Partnership Programme Manager and Chairs of the Partnership Groups.

To bring new and innovative approaches to the development of services, working with external partners, when required.

Deal with enquiries from project partners and wider stakeholders on operational issues

Organise project documentation ensuring that folders and the project extranet site are kept updated with all relevant documentation and that partners can easily access information.

To produce reports, if required to assist the Partnership in making decisions..

Essential Qualifications

  • A good general level of education to GCSE or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or experience of working in an administration role.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sharon Alimo on 01634 332184.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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