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Service Support Officer

Closing date: 30/04/2020

Reference: REQ102180

37 hours / Fixed-Term

18,795 - 19,171 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

A 12 month fixed term opportunity has arisen within Corporate Service Support team.

This role will provide support to many services within the authority, however the intital requirement will be the provision of administration support, including the arranging and minuting of various multi agency partnership meetings, including the Public Services Board and its associated Project Groups and Sub-groups.  The work of the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership and associated groups will also be supported by this role.

The successful candidates will also gain experience in a wide range of services including Social Services, Highways and Environmental Services, Planning Services, Legal Service, Licensing and many more.

This role will be based within Aberaeron and due to the requirements of the post the need for the successful candidate to have the desired Welsh language leaves are essential from the commencement of the appointment. 

If you enjoy variety in your day to day work and want to develop a strong knowledge of the work of the Council and gain valuable experience in your career then this is the post for you.

If you are interested and have the energy and drive to succeed, please apply.  We look forward to hearing from you.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note:  We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
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