Business Support Officer - Environmental Services

Stevenage | £22,777 to £25,409 pa pro rata for hours worked

Employer: Stevenage Borough Council
Sector/Specialism: Secretarial, PA & Administration

Job Title: Business Support Officer - Environmental Services
Post Reference Number: 011502
Working Hours: 37 hours / week
Grade: 3
Salary Range: £22,777 to £25,409 - pro rata for hours worked
Contract: Permanent
Location: Stevenage

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Stevenage Direct Services Business Support team. This proactive team provides a range of support for the delivery of our environmental services, including waste, streets and grounds maintenance, fleet and allotments. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate individual to join us to provide support to the fleet and workshop team.

The post holder will provide administration, technical and financial support, including co-ordinating vehicle testing and service schedules, assisting with procurement and invoice processing, and managing fuel stocks.

The successful candidate will have:
• Excellent communication skills at all levels
• Ability to build effective working relationships
• A flexible outlook and attitude to working in a customer focussed team.
• A dynamic, enthusiastic, pro-active and creative approach
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Be able to work on your own initiative and have excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent computer skills

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership at SLL
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Selina Pennicott, Senior Business Support Officer (

To apply online, please visit

Closing date for receipt of applications: 29 January 2023

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

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