Cornwall Council UK Jobs – Panel Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Cornwall

Website Cornwall Council

About the Role

Fostering Business Support is a small, county wide team with a busy and varied workload. The successful applicant will undertake personal workload management. The position has a focus on fostering panel; this includes the accurate collation, preparation and distribution of panel papers. The panel administrator is responsible for the administration and detailed recording of these complex meetings within strict timescales. You will also have responsibility for a range of tasks including supporting operational colleagues who provide support and training to fostering families in Cornwall, records management and input of information to the case management system. The role may require you to support other complex meetings across the service as well as support with financial processes which support our carers, children and young people.

This position will be subject to a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This is a full time-role which could be based from any office in Cornwall (Liskeard, Bodmin, St Austell, Camborne, Truro or Penzance) depending on the successful candidates preferences however occasional travel to Truro will be required so a willingness to do this is a requirement of the role. Initial training for this role will be based in Truro. After initial training this is a hybrid role with working from home and the office, when required. Full training and equipment will be provided, however the successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they have the aptitude for home working, are able to work effectively and maintain confidentiality in their home setting, are resilient and can adapt in a fast changing environment all of which are crucial for this role.

Our hours would be –

8.45am – 5.15pm Monday to Thursday

8.45am – 4.45pm Friday

About You

Applicants should have 4 GCSEs (A-C), or equivalent, including English and Maths, excellent keyboard skills and demonstrate experience of working in an office environment.

You will have good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise appropriately with all levels of staff, service users and other agencies. A professional approach applying discretion and diplomacy is essential. The successful applicant will enjoy the challenge of working within a busy team environment, display flexibility and produce good quality, accurate outputs, while often working to deadlines.

The Together for Families directorate provides support to children and families within the county. Cornwall Council is an evolving and developing organisation that requires a level of responsiveness within its services and from its employees. The post-holder will respond positively within this type of environment, pro-actively accepting the challenges and opportunities that are fundamental within a changing organisation.

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

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