We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated Administrative Support Officer to join our Children’s Services Safeguarding Unit based in Eastbourne.
The successful candidate would join our dedicated administration team supporting the Independent Reviewing Officers in fulfilling their statutory duties to Children Looked After by the Local Authority and Child Protection Advisers chairing Child Protection Conferences for East Sussex Children’s Services.
This is a fast paced and varied administrative role. We are looking for someone with excellent MS Office skills, experience with MS Excel spreadsheets and working with computerised IT systems. High quality written and verbal communication skills are vital along with accuracy and attention to detail. Duties and tasks include the day to day administration of calendar events, group mailboxes and the setting up of Conferences and Reviews. Experience in organising formal meetings or events and knowledge of working in Children's Services would be desirable.
There will be conflicting demands which will require you to be confident in your time and workload management; using your initiative and prioritising tasks to ensure deadlines are met. The ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as part of the team is a key component of the success of the team.
The role requires someone who can demonstrate tact and sensitivity in their practice. Due to the nature of the work an ability to deal with emotive and stressful situations is important. Handling sensitive information, the successful candidate will be responsible for following standards and procedures for ensuring client confidentiality is kept secure.
Thanks to East Sussex talented workforce and experienced highly skilled managers, we have created a strong workforce that really makes a difference for our most vulnerable children and families. This has recently been acknowledged with Ofsted rating our Children’s Services as outstanding, recognising that we put children at the heart of everything we do.
This is a great time to come on board at East Sussex. If you think you would fit the bill, please apply now.