Business Support Assistant
Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.
Joining us as a Business Support Assistant
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Business Support Team, as a part time, Business Support Assistant. We are in the process of enhancing the existing Business Support service that we offer to colleagues, so this is a fantastic time to join the team and make a real difference.
As an organisation, we have clear values that unite our Group; we put our customers first and always strive for ways to develop our vision of ‘improving lives’, while providing a ‘heartfelt service’. We are looking for a passionate individual to join the Business Support team, who will embrace our values and help to develop a culture that goes hand in hand with our Group ‘One Team, One Vision’ ethos. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.
The main focus of this role is to provide comprehensive administrative support to colleagues across the Group, ensuring a first class administration service is offered at all times. Tasks will include minute taking, administration of the organisation’s online My Account portal and data analysis, in addition to general administration tasks.
Strong ICT skills are essential; with proven experience using Microsoft Office packages, including word processing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and data analysis. Knowledge of Survey Monkey and other software packages would be desirable. Embracing new technology and pro-actively using ICT to seek new ways of working is essential to ensure the team can meet business needs now, and in the future.
As a successful candidate, you will have a friendly, professional and approachable manner that enables you to work as part of a wider team. You will be positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated in your approach to service delivery, with excellent organisational and administrative skills. You must have the ability to manage and prioritise your individual workload in order to meet deadlines, while responding flexibly to requests and providing a high quality service at all times.
We value your support.
Our commitment in return for your expertise is to provide you with the following;
- A generous holiday entitlement
- Up to 1400 internal bite size courses available via our internal learning system you can explore to self-develop your career:
- Free parking.
- A generous sick pay entitlement.
- Family friendly maternity and paternity pay scheme.
- Free counselling available to all employees.
- Access to all our internal career opportunities across the entire business.
5 core values underpin everything we do each day at Longhurst Group.
- In it together – You’ll be driven to help us to improve lives together.
- Heartfelt Service – You’re values are to care for customers and colleagues.
- Own it – You have pride and passion in all you do.
- Push the boundaries – You’re always looking for new ways to improve the way you work.
- Fun and Fair- You work hard but you treat everybody with respect.
If your application shows that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…
Simply hit apply now to start improving lives.
The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. A DBS may be required to work with our customers along with Right to Work checks before you start. We know you want to join us as soon as possible and we will process these checks as quickly as we can so we can welcome you to our team.
Closing Date: September 24th 2020
Interview date: 2nd October 2020