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Team Support Assistant (Safeguarding & Review Team) OCC60545

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Salary range: £20,493 - £22,627 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £10,246 - £11,313 per annum)
Work location: Samuelson House, Banbury
Hours per week: 18.5 – we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Temporary (Fixed-term) for 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 25th April 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 3rd May 2021


Vetting requirements: 
This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. 



Would you like a career in Business Administration and be part of the exciting changes happening in the Local Authority or are you looking to come back into the workplace after a break away?  
If the answer is yes, then this is a fantastic opportunity to establish a career within Business Administration.  



About us


Works in our Safeguarding and Review Team, this interesting, busy and varied post involves a wide range of tasks and activities to support our Independent Reviewing Officers who chair Children We Care For Reviews for all children in care and also audit the quality of service provision.   



About the role


You will provide business administration support in a variety of ways: 

  • You will be entering data into relevant manual and computerised information systems, including the Oxfordshire County Council Liquidlogic Childrens Services (LCS) database, within relevant statutory and local protocols. This includes scanning and uploading documents. 
  • You will arrange the initial Review for children who come into care and send out invites to professionals.
  • You will co-ordinate and process the sending out of Review minutes within statutory timescales. 
  • You will be liaising with Independent Reviewing Officers regarding specific requirements for individual Reviews.
  • You will monitor a busy Team Inbox and respond to queries.


We can offer flexible working, enabling our Team Support Assistant to work from home with a requirement to occasionally attend the office.


We have a dedicated training and induction plan for all new starters where we will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in business administration in order for you to be successful in your role.


Please note, this post involves extensive access to very sensitive and highly confidential information regarding children that is often distressing.


About you


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated part-time administrator, with good MS Office and ICT skills, in addition to excellent personal, communication and teamwork skills, a flexible approach and an interest in Children's Social Care.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarah Langford, Business Support Team Leader, on 07554 103515 or email  sarah.langford@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page.


Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation 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 these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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