The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
Are you a proficient minute taker?
Do you have experience taking minutes at complex and sensitive meetings?
Have you got excellent IT skills with a keen eye for attention to detail?
If so, we want to hear from you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Children, Families and Learning Business Support division within Surrey County Council. The Directorate provides a range of specialist services to children and young people; much of this work requires close working with key stakeholders (parents/carers, schools, health services, police and voluntary organisations).
As an experienced minute taker, you will attend Child Protection Conferences across Surrey and capture succinct minutes directly onto a laptop. You will have the opportunity to work from home around your conference notetaking responsibilities.
Your primary focus will be to provide clear, concise and timely records at various Child Protection conferences and other highly confidential meetings across Surrey, within the timelines set by the Surrey Safeguarding Board. You will prepare for meetings by reading background information to accurately interpret events, whilst sending follow up correspondence and collating all contributions for the conference outcome report.
Alongside minute-taking responsibilities you will take on a range of administrative tasks, using your knowledge of general office routines and procedures, whilst displaying a broad understanding of the department and how tasks directly support the service/ teams.
You will be expected to use your initiative, prioritising workloads on both a day-to-day and week-by-week basis, responding to clear deadlines or processes. Although a background in Child Protection is not essential, we would definitely be looking for you to be able to prove your ability in notetaking and maintaining composure whilst recording details in difficult meetings.
As the Child Protection meetings are based across Surrey, it is necessary that you have a full driving licence and use of a car.
You will be given a comprehensive induction to introduce you to this specialised and highly confidential area of work. Equipment is provided and travel costs reimbursed, as you'll need to travel to venues throughout the county.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience in minute-taking directly onto a laptop
- Competency within Microsoft Office Packages
- Ability to work with others to improve customer service
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent administrative/ organisational skills
- Able to prioritise and plan own workload by using initiative
- A methodical approach to information gathering, recording and reporting
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.Package Description
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2022 with interviews to follow.
Please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis we therefore encourage an early application.
For an informal discussion please contact Natalie Molloy by email at Natalie.Molloy@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. You must answer the application questions to be considered for shortlisting.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.