Business Support Officer-Childrens Services

Job Details


The post holder will provide business and administrative support within the Safeguarding Children Unit.  At each level the post holder will be expected to undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade which will assist the Directorate in meeting its objectives or contribute to the post holder’s personal development.

Principle Responsibilities

Receive and action requests from Children Social Care and Partner Agencies to set up a range of multi-agency child protection meetings, via electronic referrals telephone or email.  Organise and facilitate these meetings – agreeing invite lists, sending out invitations, agreeing and distributing agendas, booking rooms, collating and distributing confidential reports and preparing meeting packs for the meeting chair.

Deliver high standard minutes in relation to complex, sensitive and emotionally demanding child protection meetings.  Produce documentation with statutory timescales as detailed within national and local guidance. Ensure that the child’s electronic record is updated within 24 hours of every child protection conference providing the local authority with a live and accurate record of all children at risk of significant harm who are resident within the Borough.Support unit managers in maintaining and monitoring all financial and administrative systems including Oracle and Comensura. Creating and approving purchase requisitions, generating orders and payments etc. To enable Unit Managers to maintain budgets efficiently and effectively in accordance with financial regulations

This a short team position for approximately 8 and 9 weeks. The candidate must be able to travel around the Borough as they will be expected to minute meetings in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford.

The candidate will be required to split their work between a Council office and work at home.

37 hours a week

£14.18 per hour Umbrella