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Operational Support Officer

Job Reference coventrycc/TP/15661/8584

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time and Part Time
Salary Range:
£23114 - £24294 salary will be pro rata to the number of hours worked
Working Hours:
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Children's Services
Service Area:
Children's Services

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Join us at Coventry City Council on our remarkable journey to shape a brighter future for the city's children, young people and families! As a 'Good' Local Authority, we strive for excellence and place children and young people at the heart of our practice. We're seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to develop their skills.  

In our Professional Support Service, you'll play a vital role, supporting Children’s Services on an administrative basis, you'll contribute significantly to Children’s Services, ensuring positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families. Join our passionate and dedicated team, and together, let's make a meaningful impact on the lives of Coventry's children! 

What is the job role?

We are looking to recruit Operational Support Officers to work in Children's Services and we have a number posts available.

1 x 37 hours - fixed term contract for 12 months

1 x 18.5 hours - fixed term contract for 12 months

1 x 18.5 hours - permanent

Have you got extensive administration experience, including Microsoft Office, and have great attention to detail, along with excellent communication skills, then this is the role for you!

These roles currently allow for an element of working from home, combined with attending the office, in line with service needs. 

Please note that this is open ended advert and so we will aim to contact you within 72 hours of your application to advise whether you have been shortlisted and if so, invite you for interview/assessment. The advert will close once all posts have been filled

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a flexible approach
  • Is a self-starter
  • Has strong organisational skills and the initiative to prioritise their own workload
  • Thrives in a busy and diverse environment
  • Has great attention to detail along with excellent communication skills

Does this sound like you? Then we want to hear from you!

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please feel free to contact

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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