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Team Manager Personal Assistant - Southampton (Children's Social Work) HCC46972

Job Details:


Salary Range: £21,403 - £24,055 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £10,701 - £12,027 per annum)
Work Location: Southampton area
Hours per week: 18.5 hours
Contract Type:  Temporary for 12 months 
Closing Date: 21 April 2021
Interview Date: 30 April 2021
Contact details for informal discussion: Maria Hooper, Senior Administrative Officer on Maria.Hooper@hants.gov.uk 

Providing fundamental administrative support to frontline social work teams 

An opportunity has arisen within Children's Services for a Social Work Personal Assistant, to provide business administration support for Team Managers. If you are a highly organised and experienced administrative professional, dedicated to improving outcomes for young people, then your skills will be valued here in Hampshire County Council's Children's Services. 

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, we can offer you a genuinely varied and responsible position in one of the top two performing children's social care authorities in the country. 

You will provide fundamental administrative support behind the scenes to assist frontline teams in safeguarding young people, promoting their welfare and maximising their life chances. As part of your role, you will assist Team Managers to undertake administration / IT / system based tasks which in turn will reduce administration time for Team Managers.   

Duties will include organising and co-ordinating Team Manager diaries, communicating with clients and professionals, proactively arranging meetings, dealing with payments and transport, recording information on client records, coordinating new starters, using spreadsheets to track and monitor caseload information and extracting information from various sources.  

You will be confident and pro-active, not afraid to use your initiative, with excellent organisation, IT and communication skills. In addition, the role also requires good analytical skills, self-motivation and good multi-tasking skills. 

The role will be working from home to begin with however you may be required to go into the office should regional guidance change.

For a full list of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. 

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such and as per safer recruitment requirements for Children’s Services, please note we will take up references prior to interview.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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