Business Support Assistant

Role Type
Part Time

16,000 - 22,000 (Pro-rata)

Employment Type: Part-time, Permanent

Hours per week: 24 Hours a week

Holiday Allowance: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro -rata)

Closing Date: 22/03/2019

Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

We are looking for a Business Support Assistant to join our team in our headquarters in Salisbury

Essential Criteria:

  • Essential – Minimum 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade C or above including Maths and English
  • Desirable - University Degree
  • Essential (without a degree) – minimum NVQ3/QCF3 in a relevant business or administrative area
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including use of telephone
  • IT literate and proficient in Word and Excel
  • Good ability to interpret and understand a wide variety of information presented as reports, notices, spreadsheets and tables and to create accurate briefings for use by senior personnel

Job Description:

  • To distribute tender notices as directed to Heads of Service/Referrals personnel
  • To maintain a record of tender notifications and their progress using the “Current Opportunities” spreadsheet
  • To distribute the £Current opportunities” spreadsheet to the Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • To take and distribute the minutes of the Bid/No Bid meeting and to provide all necessary documentation as advised
  • To track allocated actions and responses and to support Heads of Service and the Project manager of any tender process
  • To monitor identified websites for tender notices as directed
  • To assist in identifying future tender opportunities
  • To maintain an accurate and up to date spreadsheet of portals with which Five Rivers Child Care is registered
  • To maintain a central database of all contracts and agreements with local authorities across all services
  • To carry out research as directed to support Five Rivers Child care in maintaining up to date policies, procedures and practices and the development of new business streams
  • To maintain a library of successful bids or parts of bids which could be used in future tenders
  • To proofread bids as directed

This is not an exhaustive list and you may be asked to perform further duties in your role

Who are we?

Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

Employee benefits

We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • On-going training and learning
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Long service and recognition scheme

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer


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