Business Support Assistant Manager

Suffolk County Council | Leiston

Posted Date 17/09/2023
  • Suffolk County Council - Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4HE
  • £24,496 per annum (pro rata)
  • 29.6 hours per week
  • Permanent

We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile (docx) to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.

  • Do you have recent experience of supervising staff and budget administration?
  • Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
  • Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people in Suffolk?

A great opportunity to join one of Suffolk County Council's Children and Young People's Multi-Agency Teams as a Business Support Assistant Manager (Assistant Administration Manager).

Working for the North and East Ipswich and Coastal Business Support (Administration) Team who are based across our Ipswich, Felixstowe and Leiston Offices, this post will be based in our Leiston office.

Your role and responsibilities

Our business support team provides high quality administrative support to the Practitioners and Managers of our Social Care and Early Help teams supporting children and families across our locality area.

You will:

  • have a varied workload enabling you to use a variety of communication, administrative and financial skills line managing a small team of Business Support Officers in our North Coastal office
  • have the full support of your fellow team members both within the local and wider team, together with opportunities to continue to learn and develop your skills.

You will need:

  • experience of managing or supervising staff in a busy office environment
  • knowledge of budget administration, following financial policies and procedures
  • excellent IT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular Word and Excel.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (docx). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Travel and workplace requirements

  • We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
  • This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base. Please speak with the contact detailed below if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements.

For more information

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Drake (she/her) by calling 01473 263441 or emailing

Please read the Job and Person Profile (docx),before applying for this job opportunity.

In your application, please ensure your statement indicates how you meet each of the criteria in the ‘Person Profile’ section of the JPP.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 2 October 2023.

Promoted as JOTW (Job of the Week) on Suffolk Jobs Direct.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

As a modern and effective council, we offer a wide variety of careers to suit people with a range of skills, abilities and ambitions. We offer working options that flex to reflect the way people work today and take the time to understand and support your individual needs. We’re driven to make a positive difference to the world around us and encourage everyone with drive and focus to join us and build an influential and impactful career. Reimagine the possibilities.

In return, you’ll enjoy:

  • up to 28 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata), plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
  • membership of a competitive Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • travel, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits
  • performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • training and encouragement to expand your knowledge
  • a variety of career development opportunities across our organisation
  • diverse and active staff networks
  • flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
  • plus more!

If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit our Working for Suffolk County Council pages (

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