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Connect4Communities Admin Support Officer (Ref: 2022_62)

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD / Agile

Grade 5, £22,368 to £22,777 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Laura Hales at 01983 821000 ext. 6260.

Vacancy Reference: 2022_62

Closing Date: 07/02/2023

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Hours: 37 per week

Working in one of the council’s most high priority areas, the connect4communities team is looking for an Admin Support Officer to assist with the administration of the DWP Household Support Fund, to benefit vulnerable Island residents with the rising cost of food, utilities and wider essentials. Working to the Project Manager, and alongside the connect4communities team in Hampshire County Council the job will offer a variety of tasks. 

This varied role will include duties such as:

- Preparation of materials for meetings and events
- General office duties such as high speed, accurate word processing, diary, and inbox management
- Communication in a variety of forums with personnel at all levels, both internal and external to the organisation
- Undertaking appropriate research as and when required

Prior experience of the workings of a Government grant would be an advantage but is not essential. Due to grant conditions, this is currently a 12mth fixed term post.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Laura Hales at 01983 821000 ext. 6260.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 7th February 2022