Job Title: Admin Support Officer
Location: Welwyn, Hatfield and Hertsmere -currently in Hatfield but subject to change
Starting Salary: £21,575 progressing to a maximum of £24,054
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, have great administrative skills and want to make a difference to children and families in Hertfordshire?
You can play a key role in supporting a newly formed Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere Intensive Family Support Team to undertake their delivery of services to local children and families.
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised individual who is able to ensure that a high level of administrative support to the team, to facilitate an excellent service being delivered to the families in Welwyn, Hatfield and Hertsmere.
This role will involve regularly sending letters, taking minutes, the content of which can sometimes be distressing, and supporting the day to day running of the office and team. The post holder will be key to ensuring that the team are able to undertake their tasks with the family and will be integral to the smooth running of the office base.
This is a new team and so there will be lots of opportunities for service development. You will need to be able to work at a fast pace and be adaptable to the changing demands with the team.
The role will involve direct contact with families and therefore interpersonal skills are also integral for the applicant to hold.
Previous experience in service delivery or a business-related qualification would be beneficial along with previous experience of minute taking.
You will be a competent administrator with experience of using case recording systems, Microsoft Office and taking minutes at meetings.
You will be a confident team member, acting as the first point of contact for Managers and possess excellent organisational skills.
If you want to support a team making a real difference to children and families then this is the role for you and we would welcome your application
Closing Date: Sunday 11th December 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing - Monday 19th December 2022
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Lauren Penrose – Service Manager – email@example.com / 01438 843 660
Benefits of Working for HCC:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire's Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit: ‘Professional Promise’