Staffordshire County Council

Regional Administration Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£19,698 - £20,903 per annum
22 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
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Regional Administration Officer

Salary:  £19,698 - £20,903 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Fixed term 12 Months


Together4Children Regional Permanency Partnership

Employed by Staffordshire County Council with primary duties for Stoke-on-Trent Locality hub (based in Swann House, Stoke)

Together4Children is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford & Wrekin Council. We are the regional adoption agency for the four councils. We also provide other services and initiatives that support children’s permanency.

Our ambition is to ensure that children who come into local authority care and are not able to return to their parents, achieve permanence within loving families without unnecessary delay.

We are looking for a committed and highly motivated individual to join us in this key regional Administration Officer position.

The successful candidate will join a dedicated team within our ‘Central Permanency Hub’ undertaking a range of tasks in relation to Regional Adoption Panels. Reporting to the Regional Business Coordinator, the postholder will coordinate the Regional Adoption Panel and provide support to the regional Panel Adviser. This will involve the preparation of agendas and documentation for the Panel, minuting of meetings and preparation/circulation of letters and other documents.

The postholder will use, maintain, and monitor a range of I.C.T/digital platforms including computer-based information systems (for input and retrieval of data), office email and intranet/internet facilities.

The successful candidate will be employed by Staffordshire County Council which acts as the host for the Central Permanency Hub. The primary duties for this role will be supporting the regional adoption panel located in Stoke-on-Trent and the position will be based at Swann House, Stoke.

Together4Children operates an “agile working” approach to service delivery in order to meet the demands across the Partnership. Regional activity and communication is supported through the use digital technologies including Microsoft Teams.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.  

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: Friday 07th May 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Should you also wish to have an informal conversation about this position, please contact Revathi Pillai, Regional Business Coordinator - or Sarah Havill, Regional Principal Manager –

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts