Job Title: Support Officer
Location: Adult Safeguarding Service East, Stevenage
Salary: H5-H6 £20,903- £24491
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Job Duties: We are recruiting for Support Officer within the Safeguarding Adult Team for East Hertfordshire. We are looking for someone with strong administrative and communication skills to join our service and who also shows a caring commitment to the adults and carers we work with. We are passionate about what we do and highly supportive to one another, valuing our relationships with our clients, colleagues and partner organisations.
This role involves responsibilities such as:
- To support the Adult Safeguarding team with administration of Adult Safeguarding cases.
- Be a professional first point of contact for all incoming calls into the team, applying sensitivity and confidentiality.
- Arrange Safeguarding case conferences, strategy meetings, professional meetings and team meetings.
- Minute taking at safeguarding meetings held at various venues, and distribute to attendees.
Experience of minute taking and experience or knowledge of social care services will be an advantage. Specific safeguarding minute taking training will be provided.
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022
Interview Date: TBC
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Jill Melton on 01438 843580 Or call the team on 01438 844076
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: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Non Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post
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.
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.
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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.