Service Support Officer - Fostering & SGO

Wellman Building, Oldbury
Band D (£20,344 to £23,836 pro rata per annum)
14 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

At Sandwell Children’s Trust, we put the child at the heart of everything we do.

Praised by Ofsted for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice.

In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.

We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people.

The Trust are recruiting for a part-time Service Support Officer to join the Business Admin function of the Fostering & Special Guardianship (SGO) Team.

Hours:  18.5 hours per week (mornings only Monday to Friday)

Closing date:  Wednesday 21st August 2019

If you are flexible, enjoy a challenge and can work to tight deadlines, then this is the role for you.

The successful candidate will work as part of a busy team providing comprehensive admin support.

Duties will include:

  • Responsibility for petty cash
  • Complex minute taking and producing of accurate minutes
  • Providing comprehensive support to social work staff across the service
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of IT information
  • First point of contact to service users and social workers
  • Work as part of team
  • Scanning and uploading of documents 

What you need to be successful in this role

  • You will be an experienced administrator
  • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration is desirable
  • Experience of using Microsoft Packages
  • Ability to plan and organise diaries
  • Ability to work from our different sites across the Sandwell Borough.
  • Excellent communication skills and a good attention to detail

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Vanessa Jarratt on 0121 569 5686.

This post requires a standard DBS check.



Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Due to the volume of applications received by the Trust we are unable to give individual feedback on each application received.

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