Administration Assistant - Remote Working

Surrey County Council
13 Oct 2021
20 Oct 2021
Contract Type

The starting salary for this position is ??17,554 per annum based on a 28.8 hour working week, pro-rata to ??21,943.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

We currently have an Administration Assistant vacancy based in our Epsom Social Care to provide comprehensive administrative support to our Adult Social Care team. The role will be based across two sites: Epsom Town Hall (KT18 5BY) and Epsom General Hospital (KT18 7EG).

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 also be required to travel to other sites in Surrey to support operational functions.

You will need to have excellent Excel skills plus quick and accurate data entry ability. At times you will need to produce ad-hoc reports from Excel spreadsheets.

Good communication skills, both written and verbal, will be essential in this role as you will be dealing 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.

We're looking for someone with a flexible, mature approach, who is well organised and able to work under pressure and on occasion to tight deadlines. Great customer service and IT skills are also integral to the role.

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 18/10/2021.


Interviews will take place on 27/10/2021.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Clare Hunt on .

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 (pro rata for part time staff), 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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