Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
Our vision for Achieving for Children is simple: by bringing together professional expertise from three local authority areas, and by putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do, we will be able to deliver improved outcomes for families and give children and young people the best start in life.
We are recruiting a Business Support Officer, to provide comprehensive coordination and business support for the children’s service Early Help team residing within Windsor and Maidenhead Borough.
As Business Support Officer you will work as a member of the business support team providing comprehensive administrative support to the Early Help Hub, co-ordinating the Early Help Hub process in order to ensure that families’ support needs are met and that children and young people are appropriately safeguarded. (The Early Hub is a group of managers that lead on the delivery of early help services).
Your will be responsible for providing duties will include:
- Generic administrative support to a team of professionals including Managers and Social Workers.
- Taking minutes at meetings with practitioners and external stakeholders.
- Ensuring that statutory requirements for storage of client details and other sensitive data are in line with GDPR General Data Protection Regulations and AfC policies and procedures.
- On behalf of the managers and operational staff receiving and conducting high volumes of telephone calls. Use own initiative when responding to calls and where appropriate relay messages/information to appropriate team members to ensure appropriate level of service/advice can be offered.
- Inputting information onto our children’s database PARIS.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 24 November 2019
Interviews: 5 December 2019