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Business Services Assistant

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 6 £21,968 - £22,423 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 18 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
12 February 2023
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The Strategic Intent team, provide cross-cutting support to a range of initiatives across the public health department, that feed into business planning, programme support, performance and transformational activities. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly, supportive and forward-thinking team.  

Are you a positive, enthusiastic, and highly motivated professional with excellent communication skills? Do you want to work in a team that prides itself on professionalism and a ‘can-do’ attitude? If so, we are looking for you!

This is an opportunity to make a very valued and important contribution to Derbyshire County Council’s Public Health department.

You will be able to demonstrate a wide range of Business Service support skills and coordinate a range of key tasks that link to the planning, delivery and coordination of a range of priorities. You will work as part of our team to support strategic planning across the Public Health Department including Integrated Care System, Health and Wellbeing Board and Council plan development and delivery. Please note this position does not currently require supervision of a team or the delegation of tasks. The post is line managed by a Project Officer.

The post is full-time fixed term (18 months from start date).

Some examples of what you will need to do in this role include:

  • Supporting action logs and risk registers
  • Escalating issues of concern related to strategic priorities
  • Working to support the development of hybrid and matrix working across Public Health
  • Maintaining and improving operational efficiency and quality of service of own area through improvements in procedures/process
  • Recognising the impact of issues and use judgement to raise concerns or complex issues with managers.
  • Understanding of how the activities of the department relate to one another
  • Producing documents for audit and assurance purposes to evidence work of the department

 We are looking for individuals with:

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Excellent organisations skills
  • An ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • An ability to interpret and analyse data
  • An ability to work within organisational policies and procedures
  • A proactive approach to changes
  • An understanding of confidentiality, GDPR and Data Protection

This role requires working across a number of different Public Health functions and high-profile pieces of work and teams and therefore applicants should have a passion for public health and wish to support our vision and ambition in Derbyshire.

You will be expected to travel to County Hall, Matlock and other areas of the County when required as part of a hybrid working approach.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact annette.appleton@derbyshire.gov.uk 

Please read through the full Job and Person Profile to help you complete your application. You will need to detail in the ‘Suitability for Job’ section on your application form how you meet the essential criteria. (Please note there is no requirement to supervise others within this post).

 Provisional interview date:  Monday 27 February 2023