Looked After Children and New to City Administrative Assistant

Location
Coventry One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry
Salary
£20043 - £23484
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
02 Sep 2022
Job Ref
coventrycc/TP/382/5482
Contact
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Coventry's Statutory Assessment and Review Team is committed to working with families and partners to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This diverse service has responsibility for a range of important educational work within Coventry. We are here to deliver the aspirational challenge set to us by young people with SEND and their families: ‘To Lift the Cloud of Limitation and enable them to enjoy an ordinary life’.

When Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) completed a Local Area inspection of Coventry in October 2019, they commended our “genuine passion and commitment to get things right for children and young people with SEND and their families”; our respect for the “lived experiences of children and young people with SEND and their parents” and the “strong partnership between school settings and education service providers’.

We are a growing service with opportunities for progression. Each and every role within the team is critical as it enables us to offer an excellent and cohesive service to the families and children of Coventry. 

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are:

What is the job role?

Fixed Term for 2 years

The role of the Looked After Childrens and New to City Assistant is to provide administrative support to enable the Council to meet our responsibilities in relation some of the City’s most vulnerable children and young people. This role will work in close partnership with the Virtual School and the Special Needs Team.

It will be a busy and demanding administrative role that involves email and telephone contact with parents/carers, schools and settings, health, social care, other Local Authorities and professionals from a wide range of teams. 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

The person we are looking for will be organised, an excellent communicator with highly developed IT skills including an in-depth knowledge in the use of excel and able to learn new databases quickly.  You will need to work accurately, have attention to detail, and be able to work under pressure to meet competing demands. You will also need to have the tenacity to follow things through.

It would be great if you have knowledge of Special Educational Needs or Looked After Children legislation but is not an essential requirementYou will have a good standard of general education including qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum level of GCSE grade A-C equivalent.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 9 September 2022

 

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest-free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
  • And much more