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Senior Administrative Officer x 4 (Ref: 50068345)

This is a 'hybrid' working role, offering a blend of working remotely and at County Hall in Newport (and other council sites as the service demands, likely one day per week minimum). We work in an agile manner, so should you wish to be entirely office based we can accommodate that.

Grade 6, £20,852 - £22,129 per annum

Contact: Nicki O'Brien at nicki.obrien@iow.gov.uk

Vacancy Reference: 50068345

Closing Date: 07/10/2022

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week


Are you a calm, efficient and professional administrator, able to deliver under pressure with changeable priorities, deadlines and expectations? 

We are looking for 4 Senior Administrative Officers to join our 'ASC Admin Hub',  a dedicated support facility for our services across Adult Social Care. 

Areas covered by this role include:


Learning Disability Team
Social Care Islandwide (Localities) 
Mental Health and Safeguarding
Managers and Senior Managers within ASC
Practice Development Unit 


The successful candidates will need excellent administration skills to provide a range of highly effective, efficient and specialist administrative support. 

Key skills required will include:

Complex diary management
Arranging and recording of confidential or sensitive meetings (such as disciplinary/grievance hearings) – virtual, hybrid and in person.
Co-ordination of activities, events, or work related tasks.

You will lead by example in the team, supporting other administrators with best practice and innovative use of MS Teams (365), so you will need to be confident in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook and OneNote

Your exceptional communication skills will become your foundation as you lead on completing, organising, distributing and guidance of tasks. You'll also liaise with internal and external professionals and members of the public on a daily basis.

Your skills will assist managers with performance monitoring and handling data.

You'll need to be proactive in using your own initiative, able to prioritise work and manage time effectively whilst working as part of a close knit and supportive team.  

You will have the opportunity to share your skills and experiences to help develop and review processes and keep them up to date with changing times and technology improvements. 

We welcome the opportunity to chat with you about the role and your application so please do contact Nicki O’Brien for an informal discussion at  nicki.obrien@IOW.gov.uk or call on 07814 280140

PLEASE NOTE: To support with shortlisting, please ensure you detail your experience in the 'additional information' section of the application form highlighting your most relevant skills and experience. 

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iow.gov.uk/jobvacancies. Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Interview Date: 20th October 2022