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Business Support Officer

Business & Corporate Services


Oldham Council

Business Support Officer
Education, Skills & Early Years

Oldham Lifelong Learning Service


Ref: G2/OL-49578

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £18,933 – 19,698 per annum pro rata

Hours: 29.33 per week

Based: Werneth Park and Oldham Lifelong Learning centres

Closing Date: Sunday 8th August 2021

Interview Dates: w/c Monday 16th August 2021)


If you would like further information about the role, you can contact Joanne Stanley on 0161 770 8262 or Diane Shepherd on 07753 718858.

Job Description & Person Specification.doc


Role Overview:


The purpose of the post is to provide effective business support to the Lifelong Learning service.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide an excellent level of customer service and exchange a wide variety of information with a range of audiences.
  • Provide support to Curriculum teams as identified.
  • Data entry including checking documents for completeness and accuracy; attention to detail and an ability to work to required standards with little close supervision is essential.  
  • Undertake key financial tasks including ordering goods and services, processing payments and balancing and reconciling monies.


Key Requirements:


To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Will be experienced in providing high quality business support combined with excellent administration, ICT skills and organisation skills.
  • Have excellent customer service skills to deliver a polite, courteous and efficient service to colleagues, partners and service users
  • Have the ability to work under pressure to competing priorities and demands.
  • Have excellent time management skills, be a flexible team player and be able to work at pace with excellent attention to detail.
  • Previous experience of working in a Lifelong Learning Service would be beneficial.


About Us:


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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