The Independent Reviewing Service is a county wide service and consists of a team of Independent Reviewing Officers a Manager and administrative support team. The Reviewing Officers are responsible for chairing child protection conferences and the statutory reviews of looked after children. The Independent Reviewing Service has clear statutory responsibilities in this area and the aim is to meet these requirements in such a way that outcomes are improved for this group of children.
This is an opportunity to join us and contribute to the high standards set by the team.
37.0 Hours per Week
As a Conference Secretary you will primarily be responsible for acting as independent minute taker to Child Protection conferences held throughout the county and occasionally within other authorities. You will attend the meetings prepare, type and distribute these confidential minutes to the required standards and also undertake a range of administrative duties including the accurate maintenance of the data base of children subject to child protection plans.
The role will also entail support to the statutory review processes for looked after children which will include minute taking distribution of minutes and maintenance of appropriate data bases. As a point of contact for callers to the department, you’ll be dealing with queries and will provide cover for our Reception when necessary. In addition you’ll be working within a team and on your own initiative and will help the wider team as required.
With strong and accurate literacy, numeracy and administrative skills it’s important you have good communication and can plan and organise your time effectively. Experience of working within a team and on your own initiative, you’ll be resilient, used to handling confidential information with tact and discretion and have good IT skills. In addition, you’ll have the ability to analyse and interpret information to solve straightforward queries. It’s advantageous if you have experience of taking the minutes of Child Protection Conferences and have an awareness of Safeguarding procedures.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager:
Tel: 01926 742384
Tel: 01926 742383
Closing Date: 24 September 2017
Interview Date: 13 October 2017
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification