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Business Support Assistant - Temporary

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Business Support Assistant required for our local authority client based in Wrexham.


To be the point of contact for internal and external range of contacts of the Department in relation to matters pertaining to services provided by the Department. This will include dealing with visitors, telephone enquiries and the taking and passing of messages as appropriate, dealing with email enquiries and identifying and responding to customer queries/needs in accordance with Customer Service and departmental standards.

To be responsible for the collation, input and retention of accurate data and information into electronic and manual Departmental Systems. To include data retrieval, extraction and presentation to senior colleagues for reports and other purposes.

3To be responsible for development of accurate local databases/spread sheets/systems under direction of the manager and to run routine standard/ template reports from systems and data bases, meeting deadlines set by managers and colleagues

To undertake reception cover as and when required, signposting customers, the public and other agency colleagues where appropriate providing an effective and efficient service.

To maintain a strong network with other Departmental and wider contacts, providing advice on the service and support as appropriate within the scope of the role.

To ensure that all relevant current information relating to the service is distributed efficiently and professionally to internal and external contacts.

To be responsible for setting up of new electronic and manual files and systems for the Department, e.g. storage, photocopying, archiving and retrieval of closed/archived files in line with the operations of the office.

To be responsible for the opening, sorting and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail/faxes and to assist, as delegated, with the management of email correspondence/diary of the team and colleagues.

To be responsible for providing word processing support and basic excel support to the Department following Departmental and Corporate templates and any statutory requirements, e.g., Letters, Reports, Forms, Policies. To prepare power point presentations, written reports and correspondence on behalf of Managers and colleagues.

To be responsible for issuing items of stationery, and reporting shortages to a more senior member of staff, maintaining any stock inventories and following office procedures.

To undertake various straightforward financial administrative duties in line with financial regulations, e.g., coding of invoices, ordering via the procurement system. To handle small amounts of petty cash and/or be required to calculate and process payments from clients/customers which may include cash, pensions, invoices, cheques, electronic transfers.

To arrange meetings, invite attendees, collate and distribute documentation prior to events, booking accommodation, travel arrangements, refreshments as required. To take minutes of meetings, including writing up and circulation accurately and a timely manner.

To maintain and update confidential employee records for the function, i.e. sickness, leave, using the appropriate manual or electronic systems.

To maintain high levels of confidentiality in all areas of service provision, particularly with reference to any sensitive data or information held.

Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures including the code of corporate governance, health & safety, risk management procedures and financial regulations.

Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.

At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlist by the client.

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Up to £10 per hour + PAYE/Umbrella