Information and Projects Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this high achieving and fast paced team within Adult Social Services. As a directorate, we are passionate about promoting people’s wellbeing and supporting residents to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible.
The Information and Projects Team is central to this vision by providing information and advice internally to staff and externally to local residents and partners including the voluntary sector. The team is also responsible for coordinating service planning, policy development and project management in the department.
As part of your role you will develop and manage systems for quality assurance and effective maintenance for public information to ensure information is accurate and is accessible to residents at all times, this includes information provided by private and voluntary sector partners.
In addition you will work with colleagues to ensure residents and stakeholders are actively engaged in local developments including dissemination and promotion of public information. There will be an opportunity to get involved in various other projects and events through the year.
The Information and Projects Team is a dynamic and proactive team, where you are able to use your initiative and problem solving skills to support and maintain a number of projects simultaneously.
Being self motivated with good organisational and communication skills is key. Some knowledge of databases and managing online data is desirable. Ability to set up systems that ensure effective information capture and dissemination and extracting reports, analysis trends and making these accessible to a wide audience would be beneficial.
This is role is suited to someone looking for flexible part-time working hours and willingness to be part of team and sharing workloads. The working hours for this role is 21 hours per week.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 8 December 2018
Shortlisting Date: 12 December 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.