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Team Support Assistant (LADO and Schools Safeguarding Team) OCC84691

Job details


Salary range: £20,493 - £22,627 per annum

Work location: Samuelson House, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Hours per week: 37 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

ICT Testing followed by interview if successful, week commencing 11th October 2021


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




About us


This exciting and unique role is based in a fast-paced team, supporting the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and the Schools Safeguarding Team.  Every Local Authority has a statutory responsibility to have a Local Authority Designated Officer who is responsible for coordinating the response to all concerns and allegations that are raised against a person working or volunteering in a position of trust.



About the role


As a Team Support Assistant, you will support the team by covering the main safeguarding telephone line and safeguarding team email inbox, answering queries and passing on referrals as required.  The role also involves the organisation of training events and safeguarding audits, which will involve calendar and database management; updating and maintaining training information; meeting invitations to events; publishing details of events and issuing training certificates.  You will also be responsible for maintaining databases of information relating to school reports; support the team to keep the allegation records up-to-date and minute confidential meetings.


As part of the organisation of training events, there will also be financial responsibilities, which involves invoicing and recharging the educational establishments for all the training and auditing that has been provided by the team and also issuing purchase orders to venues that have been booked for the team.  You will be responsible for the tracking and chasing of all the financial transactions that you complete ensuring that invoice and recharge income is received and that payments are made for purchase orders issued.



About you


For this role it is essential that you have excellent organisational skills to support the running of training events and financial transactions, along with a confident telephone manner and good written communication skills, to ensure accurate records are maintained throughout.  You will need a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and a high standard of ICT skills, with proven experience in using database systems.


Please note:  This post involves extensive access to very sensitive and highly confidential information regarding allegations against professionals working with children that can be distressing.



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 Lynn Heathcote, Business Support Team Leader on 07711 117446.



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



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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