Business Support Officer

Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Peterhead
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Business Support Officer

Location: Peterhead, UK

Salary: £24,923 - £32,919 depending on skills and experience

Fixed Term Contract, 12 months | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week

Our Role

Providing guidance and assistance to the Process Support Manger in relation to the provision of effective and efficient Business Support processes at Peterhead Power Station. Advising on the implementation of procedures in line with new or revised legislation or SSE standards.

1. Training & competence

Working proactively with all departments on site to ensure that the station's competency management process is enacted effectively. This will include the development of annual competence and training plans and monitoring their delivery to ensure that these are executed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

2. Finance Management

The maintenance of accurate and up to date financial records relating to the station's revenue and capital expenditure. Submission of financial reports in accordance with agreed timescales and provision of feedback to the management team in respect of ongoing performance and any risks arising. Support of the various budget holders to enable more effective budgetary management on site. Having an overview of goods and services provisions to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of customers' requirements.

3. Procurement & Contract Management

Identifying and engaging with suppliers to obtain quotations and tenders as required to secure goods & services on a timely and cost-efficient basis.

Ensuring that all invoice queries for station are dealt with up to the stage where they can be processed for payment.

Providing support to other departments in all aspects of SSE's procurements systems to enable these to be effectively and efficiently implemented on site.

4. Inventory Management

Overview of the management of inventory issues, transfers and returns to ensure that accurate records are submitted and maintained.

Managing the provision of fleet vehicles (other than to personal car holders) on site.

5. Security

Managing the provision of security services on site including the discharge of the contract manager's duties under the Thermal Generation Contractor safety and performance procedure.

Your Skills and Experience


-At least 3 years' experience of administration or business system applications.

-Health & safety legislation applicable in Scotland.

-SSE financial management and reporting processes.

-SSE procurement and contract management procedures

-SSE learning and development processes

-SSE Safety, Health & Environment management system (SHEMS)

-Awareness of customer, business leaders and shareholders relationships and needs

-Clear understanding of the business processes and key performance indicators

Essential / Functional Skills

-HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in Business Administration

-Proficient use of Oracle based management systems

-Comprehensive experience of budgeting and forecasting.

-Planning and co-ordination

-Ability to clarify the key issues in complex and ambiguous situations and provide succinct summaries

-Possess analytical and report writing skills

-Familiar with the use of IT systems, particularly word processing, spreadsheets and presentations

Personal Attributes

-Able to relay information quickly and clearly using the most appropriate form of communication;

-Capable of dealing with ambiguity and able to adapt approach to suit the circumstances;

-Competent negotiator who can be both forceful or diplomatic;

-Dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers;

-Easy to approach and talk to, a good listener who builds rapport well;

-Methodical and rigorous in approaching tasks

-Open to and able to effectively deal with change;

-Self-directing, able to identify key tasks and overcome obstacles;

-Team player who quickly integrates and sees success in terms of the team

Our Company

SSE is Ireland's second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE's operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy 25 days' annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 28th Oct 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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