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Specialist Support Officer

Ref: 26955

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Community Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 22.6 hours Term Time Only

Closing Date: 11/08/2021, 17:00PM

Interview Dates: 13/08/2021

Salary Range: £24,015 - £25,957 (pro-rata)


Harrow Council have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Support Officer to join their Environment & Culture Division. The post holder is required to provide efficient and effective specialist administrative support for Harrow Music Service which mainly provides instrumental teaching, projects and music events to schools and young people in Harrow.   The post holder will be the main point of contact for Harrow Music Service - responding appropriately to queries and communications from school staff, parents, students, teachers and members of the public regarding music learning, timetables, programmes, instruments, events, payments and anything to do with the service HMS provides.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • GCSE level education or equivalent or have the relevant work experience
  • Training/qualifications in IT applications relevant to the work (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, database software)
  • More than 6 months office experience working at least 0.5 FTE
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria

Other information

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Important Note

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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