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Business Support Executive – (Large Scale public sector, Grade DP contract)

Location: Belfast, County Antrim

Industry: Public Sector

Salary: £39000.00 - £39412.00 per annum

Contacts: Claire Connolly,

Job Ref: BBBH35291

Expiry date: 2022-10-25

Honeycomb is delighted to be recruiting alongside a large division within a public sector organisation for a Deputy Principle Grade Business Support Executive. 6+mth contract; free parking/ hybrid. G. Belfast.

The Client - This organisation hosts multiple divisions with large budgetary spend across a number of government platforms. Director level engagement throughout multiple sites where a collaborative approach towards policy & risk mitigation caters for a robust centralised business support unit.

The Role - One of the Directors across this division currently has the need to recruit an assisting Deputy Principle Business Support Executive in order to support and bridge the gap between Heads of Branches and Operational Managers who oversee research and finance processes/ procedures.
This 'business-critical' role will include but will not be limited to the following duties:

  • Oversee the provision of processes where both research & operational processes require discussions for the benefit of programme governance, effective target outputs in addition to financial budgeting & no-financial reporting. Note the scale of annual income target of approximately £5m and non-staff expenditure budget of approximately £3.5m.
  • Strategically develop and assist in the delivery of monthly; quarterly and annual divisional plans.
  • Assist branches with their business planning and associated resource bids, business continuity plans and continual updating of risk indicators.
  • Assist in line management of 12-15 staff throughout divisional Business support team & overall communication across the remaining 200 staff throughout the wider division.
  • To support the Director to ensure the highest level of corporate and financial governance reporting is completed regularly
  • Develop key business cases for procurement of high value items and services and assist senior staff in the production of robust and accurate business cases before their submission for approval

The Person -

  • Provision of support and strategic development of systems/processes to maintain business performance and to meet financial and non-financial reporting requirements
  • Experience of providing support to senior staff and directors and excellent numeric skills
  • Experience in cooperate governance and development of business plans and business continuity plans
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a team or under own initiative in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A high level of IT competence in Microsoft Word and Microsoft excel.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Claire McCleery, Manager of Public & 3rd Sector at Honeycomb on 02896 207050.

"Please note that successful candidate's will be required to complete Basic Access NI Security Clearance at a cost of £18. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please go to: for more information."

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss.
Honeycomb is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

** Please note, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **

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