Are you passionate about making a difference and a natural problem solver? Do you enjoy working both independently and part as part of a small team? The Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children’s Partnership works to promote the welfare of all children and to ensure that they are effectively safeguarded.
This post supports the work of the Partnership, supporting the Local Authority, Police and NHS Sussex - Integrated Care Board (ICB) representatives, as well as the Independent Chairs and Scrutineers and the Partnership Manager.
About the role
The role holder will have the opportunity to demonstrate their problem solving and project management skills whilst using their initiative to provide comprehensive administrative support to the Partnership, which includes a wide range of administrative activities to support the smooth running of the partnership.
You will have excellent communication and problem solving skills, be collaborative in your approach to working with colleagues and agencies, be highly organised and have the ability to prioritise competing work demands. You will enjoy working independently as well as part of a team.
Evidence of the following criteria is desirable:
· Competent in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Experience of using digital platforms to communicate with the public.
· Accuracy and attention to detail
· Ability to take minutes of complex and sensitive meetings
· Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload
· The ability to multi-task and work on own initiative
· Personal resilience and discretion when dealing with sensitive information
· You will be a flexible team player with a solution focused and collaborative approach.
The ideal candidate will embrace working in a challenging, varied and rewarding operating environment independently and as part of a small team.
This role is currently based in Portslade Hub, Mile Oak Road, Portslade BN41 2PG.
We are able to consider a job share and/or part time hours for those unable to commit to working full time.
Our offer to you:
· Paid annual: 23 days leave a year (pro-rata), rising to 27 after 5 years of continuous service
· Pension scheme
· A wide range of learning and development opportunities
· Other benefits include: season bus ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, reduction in gym membership with Freedom Leisure and a staff discount scheme.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Smart, Partnership Manager - on 07716 702257
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).