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Family Information Service Advisor
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/18313/11137
  • Published: Tue 17/11/2020, 11:41 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,430 - £26,967 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Family Information Service Advisor

The Family Information Service aims to ensure families can access information and support to keep themselves healthy, safe and knowledgeable about the opportunities available to them. We are responsible for the information and advice offer, which provides the basis for Surrey’s ‘Early Help’ system. The central principle of Early Help is that issues are identified and addressed at the earliest opportunity to prevent escalation. This is the main driver in our work with families and the organisations who work with families. We are also responsible for delivering the SEND Local Offer.

We are looking for someone who is as at ease speaking to families experiencing a wide range of issues as they are writing materials for publication or working on content management systems.

To be successfully shortlisted for this role relevant knowledge and experience in the following areas will need to be evidenced:

  • Experience of supporting children, families and professionals
  • Excellent communication skills via phone, email, letter or face to face
  • Experience of writing web pages, social media content or using other communication channels
  • Experience of working in or knowledge of the Family Information Service

It is also important that you can demonstrates you are adaptable, quick to learn and proactive.

The successful applicant will be a member of a team of Advisors who are responsible for responding to families and practitioners who contact us through our enquiry service or through the Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPA). In addition, you will also be responsible for updating and maintaining our website and directory of services.

This is a varied role where excellent communication skills with a variety of audiences is essential.

For more information, please find the job description attached below.

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For an informal discussion contact Michael Pipe by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th November 2020 with interviews to follow.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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