Administration Assistant

Surrey County Council
07 Oct 2021
14 Oct 2021
Contract Type

The starting salary for this role is ??21,943 per annum based on a 36 working hour week. For the part-time position the starting salary is ??17,066.78 for 28 hours per week.

We currently have two Administration Assistant vacancies available. We are looking for someone to provide comprehensive administrative support to our Adult Social Care team. The positions are as follows:

  • Part-time (28 hours) based at Oxted Local Office, Tandridge District Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT
  • Full-time (36 hours) based at Reigate and Banstead Locality, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, RH2 0SH

You will be undertaking general administrative duties in order to provide support to a dispersed specialised central operational team within Adult Social Care, where supervision at times is off site. You may be required to travel to other sites in Surrey to support operational functions.

You will need to have excellent Excel skills, quick and accurate data entry on mainframe database and excel spreadsheets. You will need to be able to both interrogate the database and interpret the data recorded, which may be complex in nature. At times, you will need to produce ad-hoc reports from Excel spreadsheets.

You will have good communication skills (both written and verbal) as you will be expected to deal with telephone enquiries and a wide range of correspondence, case recording and scanning duties. In addition, you will have the skills to enable you to take notes and minutes of meetings. You will also be required to proof read/edit items for a web supported team bulletin.

You will have a flexible, mature approach, be well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasions, to tight deadlines. You will also have good customer service and excellent IT skills.

You will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and have the ability to work as part of a team within existing working protocols and procedures whilst being proactive and using your initiative within the scope of the job role.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information


The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/10/2021 with interviews to follow.


Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Su Owens on or by e-mail at .uk, or Angharad Montague by email at .uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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