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Administration Assistant- Northumberland High Incidence Needs Team

Job Information

Job Title-

Administration Assistant for the Northumberland High Incidence Needs Team.

Contracted Hours-

0.4fte (2 days per week (Thursday and Friday).

Fixed term position for 12 months from start of contract.


Who is Northumberland County Council (NCC)?

Northumberland is world renowned as a visitor destination and is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working


The Service-

The High Incidence Needs Team (HINT) is made up of four individual SEND support services (Autism Support Service, Speech and Language Support Service, Specific Learning Difficulties Support Service and the Emotional Wellbeing and Behaviour Support Service) who provide a range of services into schools and other educational settings throughout Northumberland. The four support services receive administrative support from the HINT Admin. Team. The day-to-day operational management and organisation of HINT Admin Team is the responsibility of two part-time HINT Office Managers who in turn report to the High Incidence Needs Team Manager. The HINT admin service operates from a centralised base in Cramlington.


The role-

The role of the Northumberland High Incidence Needs Admin Team is to provide administrative and clerical support to the HINT Educational Support Services.

We are looking for a person with some experience of working in an administrative role and who will be able to:

· Provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth and effective running of the High Incidence Needs Team on a day-to-day basis.

· Maintain and implement HINT referral procedures.

· Input service information onto our central database.

· Take responsibility, under the guidance of the Office Manager, for the timely procurement of office supplies and equipment following procurement protocol.

· Act as first point of contact for service users and if required use your knowledge as necessary to signpost to other disciplines, departments and agencies.

· Provide administrative and organisational support to other staff working within HINT.

· Arrange venues for meetings and training as required.

· Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection.


We are offering:

● NCC Band 3 Salary.

● Employment on NCC Terms and Conditions.

● A comprehensive induction plan.

● A modern and flexible working environment for our staff within a central location.


For details of essential and desirable skills and experience applicable to the post please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.


If you require further information or would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Fiona Tarn, High Incidence Needs Team Manager Email: Fiona.Tarn@northumberland.gov.uk


Further information-

Shortlisting: 3rd June 2024.

Interviews: 17th June at Northumbria House, Cramlington.

Please note that this is a fixed term position but applications on a secondment would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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