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Business Support Officer - Internal Only

Salary details: £12450 - £12953

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Business, Policy & Administration
Salary details
£12,450 - £12,953
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Yvonne Lester
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Closing Date
23 May 2019 11:30 PM
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Business Support Officer

25 hours per week

£12,450 - £12,953


We are looking for a part time Business Support Officer to join our Leisure & Tourism Team in Dorchester.  This is a very small team that deal with a range of specialist administrative duties, supporting the work of the Leisure Commissioning Manager, Cultural Development Officer and Sports Development Team.  

You will have experience of providing efficient, customer focused business support with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines. You will be a confident communicator using different methods and styles and will possess knowledge and practical application of IT systems with an emphasis on relevant databases, excel and financial systems. 

What you will be doing 

The main responsibilities of this role will involve:

  • Creating, interrogating and maintaining detailed records relating to S106 & LDF (Leisure Development Fund) grant funds, attending panel meetings with internal officers, Parish & Town Cllrs and other stakeholders. 
  • Liaison with organisations/officers regarding Action Van bookings, processing monthly casual timesheets and responding to the requirements of service users 
  • Raising purchase orders, receiving invoices and debt monitoring.
  • Updating web pages

You will also be required to work flexibly across the service and support other work such as Artz + Sportz + which will require an understanding of GDPR legislation and sensitivity when communicating with service users.

The successful applicant will have on the job training and be given opportunities to develop and assist with the delivery of a range of projects working within a department which takes a positive approach to personal and professional development

Although the post is based in Dorchester, you may be required to work from other offices owing to the needs of the Council.

About you  

You will be an experienced administrator who can demonstrate a wide range of administrative skills and practical application of IT systems including knowledge of Excel to intermediate level.

You will have knowledge and understanding of financial administration demonstrating accurate numeracy skills and attention to detail and have an ability to create and maintain financial spreadsheets.

You will have a forward thinking and creative approach and work with others to develop innovative solutions and be able to communicate to a high standard using different methods and styles

The successful candidate will need to be flexible and work well in a team, be able to work unsupervised or with minimum supervision, organise and prioritise own workload effectively and make informed decisions

If you enjoy a challenge, can work well under pressure, form good relationships and would like to be part of a small team, this could be the job for you.

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council have been replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here.

Additional information

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees of Dorset Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates.

If you are an existing employee TUPE transferred to Dorset Council, please be aware that if you are successfully appointed to this role you will be appointed to Dorset Council terms and conditions. Further information about Dorset Council terms and conditions can be found here.

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Closing date: Thursday 23 May

Interview date: Monday 3 June