Operational Support Officer
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: SLOT-003068

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 20/05/2024

Salary: Starting from £25,000 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per Week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association.

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships is a not-for-profit consultancy, proud to be working within the public sector on complex projects such as homelessness / climate / health & social care / energy / infrastructure / waste – and many others! 

Our teams offer extensive technical, commercial and procurement experience gained across public and private sector environments.  We use this experience to help our clients solve complex issues, plan strategies, manage programmes effectively and help them to deliver proposals successfully.  What we do matters to your community!

Read up on some of the amazing projects we are working on by clicking the link: IMPACT REPORT 22-23: now available! - Local Partnerships

About the role

The Operational Support Officer is responsible for providing support to the smooth and effective running of our Business Units and the projects being delivered within them by working with the relevant Senior Directors and Directors to maintain systems, tracking and project administration.

The role contributes to the financial monitoring of a Business Unit and aids in the production of management information and reports prepared for budget holders, Senior Directors and the Leadership Team.

The role includes wider responsibility in providing support in the co-ordination of business processes and the management of project documentation, including contracts, purchase orders, billing and requesting, receiving and disseminating client feedback. 

The role is also responsible for the administrative support of client or supplier engagement for the Business Unit, including scheduling of meetings, events, information transfer and record-keeping.

About you

  • Achieved at least ‘A’ level education standard or hold equivalent vocational qualifications. Degree-level or equivalent standard or a finance or business-related subject would be preferential
  • Sound experience of supporting business process and an understanding of support functions in organisations
  • Basic project management skills and knowledge of roles and responsibilities in a project team
  • Developed analytical and numerate abilities, with the confidence to translate raw data into narrative to provide information and insight
  • An imaginative and flexible approach to work, particularly with problem solving and being proactive with suggestions, ideas and solutions
  • Excellent communication, literacy and interpersonal skills to engage and work with colleagues and clients, often at senior levels
  • Proficient professional level of IT skills required in main MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel and familiar with the use of spreadsheets
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify what requires doing and the enthusiasm to see tasks through
  • Attention to detail and ability to process information with accuracy and within timescales
  • Ability to organise and work on a number of pieces of work at various stages of development and manage tasks accordingly

Please read the Job Description for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Closing Date:         5pm, 20 May 2024
Interview Date:     w/b 27 May 2024 & 3 June 2024 (via MS Teams)

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief.

Benefits at Local Partnerships

  • 28 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) rising with service
  • Birthday day off
  • SimplyHealth cashback scheme
  • Benenden Healthcare
  • Octopus Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Generous pension and life assurance scheme


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.