About the role
My name is Nicola McGeown and I am the Principal Social Worker for Children’s Services in East Sussex and I am looking to recruit a full time Personal Assistant to Principal Social Worker to support me and the teams I manage. My role is varied and includes the oversight of the recruitment and retention of social workers and keyworkers as well as ensuring that the high standards of social work practice in East Sussex are maintained and developed.
For further details on the job role, please do refer to the job description and person specification
I need a highly organised individual with good problem-solving skills, a passion for delivering excellent customer service, and experience of organising meetings, minute taking, diary management and purchasing and invoicing systems. In addition I need someone to help me arrange and support events including conferences and meetings with young people and parents.
Sometimes this means you have to attend meetings and working across our hub offices in Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings, but mostly you will be home based.
If you are motivated by work which is meaningful you will get a lot out of helping me to support our workforce to deliver the best service they can to the most vulnerable children and families in our community.
In summary this is a busy but very rewarding job and to make sure you keep up to date and feel supported there is an offer of ongoing training and development opportunities, along with regular supervision and support within a friendly team.
If you'd like to have a chat about the role with me, please use the details below:
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above and submit your CV and Cover letter, be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience.
Interviews will take place in person on Friday 01 December 2023.
We offer an excellent benefits package that caters to a variety of aspects, including wellbeing of staff, more information can be found on our benefits page.
Please note this role requires you to have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer sponsorship for this position. Unfortunately applications requiring sponsorship will not be progressed.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.