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Job description

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.

The Role

  • The Business Development Assistant will contribute to ensuring the realisation of business plans for growth, supporting the delivery of specialist campaigns, sales and marketing activity and accurately recording financial income and expenditure.
  • This role will require experience of working within a customer led administrative environment. Evidence of financial monitoring and building strong relationships and partnerships with colleagues and customers is essential to success.
  • Responsible for maintaining financial systems and processes including raising requisitions, invoicing and journal transfers, ensuring monitoring, reconciliation and control procedures are in place and completing year-end procedures.
  • Manage and record all marketing campaigns, linking with national service area campaigns, to ensure messages are aligned, clear, concise and far reaching.
  • Manage and record school performance, year on year, in respect of food safety and hygiene, to ensure SLAs are revised and updated. Working closely with schools to highlight and record improvements.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to understand and anticipate customer needs, providing them with a service they value. Recording and referring all complaints/compliments.
  • Responsible for recording all identified training needs for staff across the services, including sending reminders to staff.
  • Maintaining of health and safety systems for the service including lone working devices, bodycams, recruitment and DBS checks

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to RQF level 3 (A level) or equivalent by experience, a finance based qualification is desirable.
  • Evidence of knowledge in relevant professional area and a willingness to develop.
  • Experience of working within a customer led administrative environment.
  • Experience of building strong relationships and partnerships with colleagues and customers, which are collaborative and influential in nature and engender delivery.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver excellent customer service.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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Estimated Salary
£15,000.00 - £24,000.00 / year
Chelmsford, UK Show on map
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