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Personal Assistant/Secretary for Child/Young People Services - London, Greater London job description

15 september 2017

Personal Assistant/Secretary for Child/Young People Services

Unit Coordinator for Children's Services - Hackney
£14.34 plus paid holiday

Are you an experienced secretary/PA who's previously worked in a social care setting?

Have you previously worked in a similar organisation and looking to progress?

We have an exciting opportunity to join a busy team, working closely with the Children's Services unit providing high level administrative support.

If you love working in an ambitious, friendly and proactive environment, you'll be right at home as part of this dedicated team. With the office conveniently located near local overground and buses, you're in the perfect location for getting in some after work socialising and shopping.

Flexible working hours Monday to Friday
Conveniently located within minutes walking distance of public transport and local bars and restaurants
In-house training scheme
Weekly pay
Paid annual leave

This role is a temporary contract, which the client is wanting to commence from the end of March.

Please note that this role requires an enhanced DBS certificate.

We are looking for hardworking, dynamic and compassionate secretaries to support the Social Workers. On a daily basis, you will be:

-Setting up and maintaining systems and processes
-Ensuring that the work of the unit is co-ordinated and well organised.
-Acting as a first point of contact for enquiries to the unit, some of which may be complex and/or contentious.
-Answering queries where possible, and taking messages.
-Taking phone calls or receiving office visits from children and families, dealing sensitively with families who may be in distress.
-Managing multi and complex diaries
-Organising meetings and arranging venues
-Arranging transport and other appointments for families, for example children's medicals, as directed by the members of the unit.
-Maintaining systems of key statutory requirements for children as directed by the Consultant Social Workers
-Servicing weekly case planning meetings
-Taking minutes

The idea candidate will possess:
-Strong PA/Administrative skills, including minute taking.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Analytical and able to show initiative.
-Ability to react appropriately to changing needs within the team and to anticipate this change.
-Flexible team player.
-Awareness of political sensitivity and protocol within the public sector.
-Acts on own initiative and is proactive.
-Database research is a prominent part of the role so candidates must be computer literate.
-Strong Microsoft Office experience is needed together with experience of processing payments.
-Prior experience with Framework-i is highly desirable.

If this roles sounds of interest to you, and you have the relevant experience then please apply via this posting.

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

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Job Reference:HACKUC1
Position Type:Temporary
Market Sector:Administrative & Support Services
Duration:3+ months
Working Hours:Full-Time
Location:London, Greater London
Salary:£14 - £14 per hour
Contact:Hackney, Randstad Business Support, London, United Kingdom
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