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We want the best possible outcomes for the people of Essex. And that’s where Business Support comes in. The Business Support team gives each ECC operational function the level of expert, value for money and adaptable business support that makes a real difference to the county. It could be a great environment for you to work in.

Business Support helps the whole organisation meet its key priorities – and is proof of our belief in doing what works best. This professional service encourages efficiency and effectiveness by reducing the need to hand over tasks that can easily be done through self-service, and cutting down on duplication by maximising the use of digital options. This is arranged into Business Centres, each of which look after a range of administration tasks, such as:

  • Meeting, events and travel
  • Finance and Project/Traded support
  • File and data management
  • Integrated support to Adult and Families Social Care teams

We offer opportunities to our employees to work across the business centres to develop cross-cutting skills.

Meetings, events and travel

Finance and Project/Traded support

File, Systems and Data Management

Locality Based Support

Meetings, events and travel

The Business Support team looks to add value where we can – supporting meetings and events where needed, whilst aiming to be efficient.

We take requests for meeting support through an online portal. Once a request is received, we take over and send invites, circulate meeting documents, arrange equipment and even take minutes in cases where there is a legal or statutory requirement.

We also provide event and workshop administration support for those special occasions that are complex to organise. This can include booking the venue, preparing agendas and setting up IT equipment.

If we are needed on the day, we help out at the event too.

Lastly, Business Support will also organise travel and accommodation on behalf of officers and staff. Booking the most appropriate option and looking to get value for money throughout.

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Finance and Project/Traded support

We currently support a limited number of service areas with finances, such as raising invoices and accruals, reconciliation and year-end creditors.

In addition to this we support customers to process 15 or more electronic payments.

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File, Systems and Data Management

The team offer a wide range of services to cover filing and data management, even handling agency checks for volunteer recruitment days or Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks for volunteers and safeguarding of children and so on.

They’ll help with ten or more mail merges, bulk filing, and bespoke file and data requests. They’ll also deal with archiving, scanning and survey collation in bulk.

In terms of support with data, the team provide statistical information by maintaining, reporting and updating a vast array of different system for services. They’ll cleanse data that is incorrect, incomplete or duplicated too, and deal with data input.

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Locality Based Support

The team offer integrated Business Support with expert knowledge of Adult and Children’s Social Care. They help with a vast range of requests from data input, financial support and document generation.

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Step 1: Online application

You can complete a quick online application with us by either uploading your CV or completing an online application form.  You will receive a confirmation email to let you know we have your application.

Step 2: Shortlisting

Once our advertising process has finished, we will review our applications and let you know if we would like to invite you to an interview.  At this stage you may also be invited to join our talent pool where you will receive updates on future opportunities with us.

Step 3: Interview and assessment

The interview and assessment process could take many forms, dependent on the role you are applying for but the recruitment team will always let you know what to expect.

Step 4: Decision

Within a week of your assessment we’ll be able to let you know whether you’ve been successful in applying for a role with us.

 

Step 5: Compliance safeguarding checks

Once you have been offered a role we will invite you to meet with us to start your pre-employment checks.  

 

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