Join our team! Business Support Officer

Join our team! Business Support Officer

Business Support Officer

Key details

Vacancy description

The Business Support Team are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Business Support Officer to join our team. This role will be part of the wider Business Support Team but will provide administration support mainly to the Sutton Music Service.   

We are looking for an individual with an understanding and interest in the music industry and music education for children and young people. The successful candidate will need to have good typing skills and a keen eye for detail, as they will be updating and inputting data onto SpeedAdmin and they must have a very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  As part of the wider Business Support Team, they will be asked to assist with various administrative tasks depending on business needs and would be expected to meet and greet visitors to the team. The successful candidate would need to be able to communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents in a professional and friendly manner and have experience of taking minutes in high profile meetings.

Cognus is at a very exciting moment in its evolution and growth. To support this expansion, we are looking for a professional and experienced individual who is willing to learn about the various teams that the wider Business Support Team support. An individual that enjoys a varied workload, is organised, has a good understanding of musical instruments and who would be committed to delivering with excellence for the wider team and the Sutton Music Service.

You will give us great commitment and in return we offer an excellent package including:

  1. regular support and supervision;
  2. flexible working;
  3. workplace pension scheme;
  4. salary £23259 to £25186 per annum;
  5. 28 days annual leave pro rata (inclusive of three between Christmas & New Year);
  6. Perkbox and Sovereign Healthcare Cashback plans

How to apply

If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please apply to with a CV and covering note (of no more than two sides, minimum font size 11) outlining your suitability. The deadline for receipt is midnight on 21st March 2021. Candidates are requested to be available via on-line interview.  For an informal conversation about the role please contact Julie-Anne Walter, Business Support Manager on 07701 280988 or

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of recruitment formalities which includes an enhanced DBS check. These checks must have been completed prior to commencement of employment. We expect our staff to have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Company and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

Other opportunities

We have several other roles we are recruiting to at different levels within Cognus. Please get in touch for an informal conversation about these and other opportunities if you or anyone else you know may be interested in working with us.

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