Partnership Support Officer

Hereford, Herefordshire
£18,933 - £19,698 per Annum
12 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2022
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Title: Partnership Support Officer
Contract: Permanent
Location: Herefordshire
Hours: 37 Hours
Salary: £18,933 - £19,698 per Annum
Closing Date: 25/01/2022
Interview Date: TBC

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Partnership Business Unit for a Partnership  Support Officer. The Team supports Herefordshire 3 Partnership Boards to work together collaboratively to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults who live in Herefordshire.

Our vision

The aim of Herefordshire Partnership Business Unit is to support our safeguarding partners in ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults in Herefordshire are being kept safe.

About the team

As a member of the Business Unit you will be part of a small team working to the Partnership Manager but will work regularly work with a much wider group of professionals from across the partnership spectrum, including the Local Authority, health providers, Police and schools. All will share the common goal of making our safeguarding arrangements as efficient and effective as possible.

What will your role be?

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing efficient and effective clerical and administrative support to the Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership and its sub-groups as required including minute taking of nominated partnership meetings as agreed.

You will work on behalf of the partnership and Partnership Manager with a broad range of individual and organisational contacts involved with safeguarding from across the public, private, voluntary and independent sectors.  This will include contact with elected members, chief officers and heads of service, and is this vital to support the statutory functions of the Partnership in line with the requirements of the different Partnership Boards Statutory duties. 

The post holder will focus on maintaining processes to support the work of the partnership, in particular in support of carrying out Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, produce and disseminate information promoting the safeguarding partnership and its work within partner agencies, the wider professional community and to the public (including developing and maintaining the partnership’s website). You will also contribute to the development of structure charts, terms of reference, information on roles and responsibilities etc. for the Safeguarding Partnership and its sub and working groups, and to support multi-agency audit processes through the arrangement of meetings, distribution and collection of information and taking of minutes.

About You 

We are looking for a dynamic and confident individual who is self-motivated, has experience of working in a multi-agency environment and has a good understanding of the safeguarding arena.

You must have a relevant professional qualification or comparable professional experience.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application form and supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile and Person Specification located at the bottom of the advert.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered. 

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for: 
•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and 
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care. 
Benefits with Herefordshire Council 
•             Holidays: 25 days per year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service 
•             Pension: LGS pension scheme 
•             Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 
•             We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role. 

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:

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