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Senior Administrator

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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Role Type
Up to £13.24 per hour
Job Ref: J1717_1715336170

Senior Administrator
Children Services
£13.24 per hour
Full time 37 hours per week
Temp contract - until end of June

Tate Recruitment is working in partnership with a local authority who are seeking a skilled and proactive Senior Support Officer to join their team on a temporary basis. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the efficient operation of our Children Services department.

As a Senior Support Officer, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to senior managers within Children Services. This dynamic and varied role will involve a range of tasks, including setting up meetings, preparing agendas, collating documents, minute-taking, and administering learning and development sessions. You will also support senior managers in undertaking research work, collecting information from various sources, and compiling reports and briefings to inform decision-making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, including arranging venues, sending out invitations, and preparing meeting materials.
  • Prepare accurate and concise agendas for meetings, ensuring all relevant topics are covered.
  • Collate and distribute documents and reports to attendees in a timely manner.
  • Take comprehensive minutes during meetings, capturing key discussions, decisions, and action points.
  • Administer learning and development sessions, including booking venues, coordinating attendees, and providing logistical support.
  • Support senior managers in conducting research work, gathering information from internal and external sources, and compiling reports and briefings.
  • Maintain accurate records and databases, ensuring information is up-to-date and easily accessible.


  • Previous experience in a similar administrative role, preferably within a local authority or children services setting.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise confidently with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficient IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications and database management systems.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate and high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • A proactive and adaptable approach, with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Tate is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Tate is committed to promoting equal opportunities. To ensure that every candidate has the best experience with us, we encourage you to let us know if there are any adjustments we can make during the application or interview process. Your comfort and accessibility are our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Additionally, we value and respect your individuality, and we invite you to share your preferred pronouns in your application.

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