Senior Administrator - Looked After Children and Fostering Service

Chelmunds PLace, Chelmunds Cross Village Centre, Chelmsley Wood
£18,426 - £22,462 (£19,171 - £22,462 from 01/10/2019)
09 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Childrens Services is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated Senior Administrator who has exceptional organisational skills and experience of working in an administration role to join our Looked-After Children and Fostering Service, specifically working in the Fostering team.

Contributing to making a difference to the young people and families of Solihull, you will be one of a team of Senior Administrators supporting a busy Fostering team by providing an effective and efficient administration service.

The role involves frequently liaising by phone, email and post with a range of professionals, including foster carers, social workers and GP’s, processing of DBS’s and minuting meetings. You will be responsible for managing your own workload, with support from your manager and the Fostering Team Manager

Located in our modern offices at Chelmsley Wood, you will manage other administration staff and work alongside the wider social work service including contact with a range of customers and stakeholders.

To be successful in the role you will have

  • 4 GCSEs Grade A-C (or equivalent) including Maths and English, or a NVQ level 2 in Business Administration.
  • Significant experience in office administration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of using a wide range of computer packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (or similar).
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to produce consistently accurate work

In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your experience and skills through an extensive Training catalogue within a friendly, professional working environment. And at Solihull we also offer employees a competitive salary, together with a range of flexible working options, attractive staff benefits and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Interviews will take place on 8th or 9th October 2019.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Hayley Wood or Ed Whitehouse on 0121 788 4200.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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