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Surrey County Council Announces New Job Opportunities In Its Quest To Protect Frontline Services

Press release December 7, 2012 Business

Local Authority On Transformation Drive Looks To New Staff To Help Achieve Its Goals

Like many local authorities in the UK, Surrey County Council is on a mission: to save money and protect frontline services in a difficult environment, as well as continue to make its region an even better place to live and work.

And it would appear it is well on the way to getting results, according to a Council spokesman.

“We like to think of ourselves as pioneers in public sector procurement, our team are constantly devising new initiatives. Our procurement strategy is transforming the delivery of key services for Surrey County Council and our partners and we're on course to deliver over £25m in savings.”

And that’s where the public can play their part as the council is looking to add to its 23,000-strong staff.

“We are a major employer in the area with a mission to make Surrey an even better place to work and live being committed to building a workforce that is flexible and competent while offering a wide variety of skills and life experiences across a variety of Surrey jobs.”

For instance, Surrey County Council's change and efficiency directorate comprises all centralised services that help to drive transformation and cost savings across the main business functions. These include pay, recruitment, project management, change management, organisation management, SAP specialists, IT, finance, pensions and HR, with many job opportunities available here.

“Estates planning and management is an expanding team focused on providing excellent customer service,” says another Council spokesman.“Responsible for looking after Surrey County Council's property portfolio, we are currently engaged in a £30m maintenance programme with job opportunities and benefits in this area giving people the chance to be part of a hard working team focused on maintaining excellent levels of customer satisfaction.”

The council is also making great strides in procurement savings and have the figures to prove it. Year upon year, it has exceeded all targets – achieving a 10m saving against a £4m target in 2009/10 and a £21.5m against £17.5m target in 2010/11.

Committed to actively promoting equality and diversity there is plenty of information on the site which will outline all the benefits of working for Surrey including pay structures, employment advice, benefits, pensions and advice for new starters.

Surrey County Council can be contacted on the following:

Surrey County Council

Contact Centre, Room 296-298, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2D

Telephone:03456 009 009 (general enquiries)

Overseas: +44 20 8541 9944 (general enquiries)

Lines open: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Fax: 020 8541 9575

Minicom: 020 8541 9698

SMS: 07527 182 861