Start Date: ASAP

Location: Somerset County Hall

Contract: Initially 6 months

Hours: 37 hours per week

Rate of pay: £14.24ltd per hour

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a basic understanding of service activities in order to minute/note take at meetings, recognising where appropriate the confidentiality of matters discussed.

  • Work with accuracy to update and maintain computerised record systems to input, extract and amend data and information.

  • Act as a first point of contact and use acquired knowledge and initiative to provide information for clients, suppliers, the public and staff..

  • Where required use approved systems to process cash and cheques received and to accurately maintain/administer records for petty cash or other local financial processes.

  • Use acquired knowledge and initiative to respond to day to day requests for routine business/administrative support made by service practitioners/senior officers.

  • Understand, uphold and promote the aims of the councils equality, diversity and inclusion policies; health, safety and wellbeing of self and others; and Organisational values in everything you do.


  • Previous experience as a administrator

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

  • Commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Business Support Assistant role, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position.

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