Executive Business Support - Children and Families Service

Are you organised and efficient? Do you have the ability to provide excellent support services to Senior Management within Children’s Social Care.

The Council of the Isles of Scilly are recruiting for new Executive Business Support to work as part of our Children’s Social Care team on an initial Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

Executive Business Support offer enhanced professional assistance to the Director of Children’s Service and enable the best possible service to be provided to both internal and external service users.

The role holder will work as part of a growing team delivering positive outcomes to the lives of our service users and the local community on the islands. The role will ensure the improved performance of an integrated Children’s Services offering that promotes the welfare of the community and protects the vulnerable from harm.

The Executive Business Support will undertake a range of duties, including:

  • To screen and field all correspondence to ensure contact is correctly prioritised and referred as appropriate.
  • To manage the business support function of the service.
  • To plan, organise and act on behalf of the Director of Children’s Service or their designated Leadership Team member(s).
  • Ensuring an effective logging, monitoring and tracking system enables completion of deadlines to be met on correspondence, tasks and preparation for forthcoming meetings.
  • Dealing with any complaints referred to the Director, to include commissioning information/ drafting replies to ensure response.
  • Maintaining an efficient and effective filing system appropriate for OFSTED inspections
  • To be alert to politically sensitive issues and bring them to the attention of the Director of Children’s Service at the earliest opportunity.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of successfully providing personal administration in a senior support role, and a strong understanding of confidentiality and data protection in a sensitive work environment.

If you have a background in supporting senior leadership and the ability to work under a high degree of pressure including meeting unpredictable deadlines, then please complete an application form and submit to HR on humanresources@scilly.gov.uk

Benefits include:

  • A generous holiday entitlement starting at 25 days pro rata per annum plus bank holidays.
  • Eye care vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Defined benefit pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities

Please Note: We would also consider hybrid or remote working for this position.

For more information or an informal conversation please contact Anne Coyle on anne.coyle@scilly.gov.uk


Children and Families Service
Full Time - Fixed Contract
37 per week
£27,803 - £30,296 per annum (indicative, TBC) - 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 
Monday, 15 July, 2024 - 1pm
Application Pack: 
Additional Information: 

Application Form
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Equal Opportunities Monitoring
Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Recruitment and Selection Policy

Please submit completed applications to humanresources@scilly.gov.uk or:
Human Resources
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration.

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email diversity@scilly.gov.uk or telephone 0300 1234 105.