Job administrative assistant in Dorchester, South West England at Dorset Council

Job Details

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Company Dorset Council
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Dorchester, United Kingdom
Industry National Services & Agencies
Sector Government & Public Administration
Salary 15451 - 13850 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location Dorchester, South West England

Job Description

Dorset Council
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Occupational group
Business, Policy & Administration
Salary details
£13,850 - £15,451
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Michael Taylor
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 224252
Closing Date
20 August 2023 11:30 PM

Project Administrative Support Officer Tavistock (Fixed Term until 31 March 2025)

22.5 hours

Salary £13,850 - £15,451 per annum

County Hall, Dorchester

What’s in it for you:

Do you want to be part of an exciting research project that has just got underway?

Tavistock Relationships have been funded by the Youth Endowment Fund to work in partnership with three local authorities (one of which is Dorset Council’s Children’s Services) to deliver a two-year randomised control trial with children and their families experiencing relationship stress.

We need the help of a part time Project Administrative Support Officer to contribute to this work by directly supporting the Project Referral Co-Ordinator and keep in regular contact with parents, children's services practitioners, our schools and other early help partners as well as colleagues within the research teams at Tavistock Relationships and Sheffield Hallam University, who are the project evaluators.

What you can expect to be doing:

You will help in promoting the opportunity for parents in relationship stress to access support. This will include working closely with schools and front-line social care and early help practitioners as well as utilising the Dorset Council website effectively to reach parents who may not be in touch with existing services.

You will ensure all referrals are processed swiftly and efficiently within specified timescales, assisting with data collection and producing monitoring reports, as directed for the research teams within Tavistock Relationships and Sheffield Hallam University as well as responding to general enquiries.

This project is an exciting collaboration and you will be part of a small team, central to its success in Dorset.

About you:

We are looking for an organised, experienced administrator who has a genuine interest in supporting families experiencing relationship stress. A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at C grade or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths, excellent communication skills and previous administrative experience are essential. You will have some key skills including:

  • using a range of IT systems, including Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and databases.
  • producing documents to a high quality standard.
  • exceptional customer care.
  • supporting projects, maintaining accurate records and preparing monitoring reports
  • having a flexible approach to work and contributing as part of a team.

The post is based in County Hall Dorchester, but some working from home under a hybrid working arrangement is possible.

Additional Information

The post holder will be subject to a DBS ( basic) check

There may be significant travel around the county to support and promote the work so a driving licence is needed.

Interview dates: Week commencing 28 August 2023

For an informal discussion contact either:
  • Reducing Parental Conflict Programme Lead or
  • Project Referral Co-ordinator (Tavistock Relationships)

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

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Job Location

Dorchester, South West England

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