Business Support Officer

Posted on 19 March 2024
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £26,873 - £28,770
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Hollingdean Depot

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Administration & Clerical
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

This exciting new role, within the Economy, Environment and Culture directorate, will provide comprehensive and effective day to day administrative business support and project management. The role will assist in the effective and efficient running and development of the service.

There are two full-time positions working Monday to Friday.

For further information please contact Jonathan Pyle (Environmental Service Manager) by email

Do you understand Customer Service?

Do you enjoy problem solving?

Would you like to contribute to improving the City's services?

If you answered 'yes' to these questions, we'd really like to talk to you.

About the role

Job based at Hollingdean Depot, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 7GA

It is essential that you have the ability to communicate effectively in person, by telephone and in writing and to manage an evolving workload using your time-management skills.

  • You will have experience of working in a busy office environment with the ability to prioritise your workload around the demands of the service. This role involves both project management and secretariat duties so we are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, confident, experienced and self-directed person to join the team.


  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing career development, training and coaching – we have a dedicated learning resource centre at our Hollingdean depot
  • Pension scheme
  • Holiday entitlements

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to  work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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