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Core Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£20,903 - £24,491 per annum
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Administration
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Full time
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This position is on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

The successful post holder will be required to provide a comprehensive business support to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and minute-taking service for Safeguarding Adults related meetings - Initial Case Conferences and Review Case Conferences.  In addition, post holder will be required to provide business support to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team as and when required.

Applicants should possess:

  • OCR/RSA Level 2 word processing (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate an equivalent competency and be able to use Microsoft Office applications.
  • At least two years’ experience of working in a business support/administrative environment with the ability to effectively take accurate records of meetings 
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) is essential

The candidate will effectively take accurate records of meetings, be able to work to deadlines and cope calmly in pressurised situations, organise and prioritise work effectively with the ability to interpret and make sense of complex information and instructions. In addition, the aptitude to absorb, classify information and arrange appropriately with attention to detail is expected.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

Supporting documents
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Job Description
Personnel Specification

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