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Proceedings Coordinator
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 445
  • Published: Fri 09/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 14/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Proceedings Coordinator

Proceedings Coordinator - Safeguarding & Intervention - FUSION

£27,978 - £28,992

Permanent - Full time, flexible working, home working

Newham Dockside, E16 2QU

Deadline for applications: 9/05/2021

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Newham Together – The best place for children and young people.

Newham Children's Social Care is on a journey of transformation that is putting people at the heart of everything we do and creating opportunities for everyone. Our improvement journey is well underway and we are looking for an exceptional Coordinator to contribute towards making a difference to the lives of our children and young people through their work supporting our statutory and frontline services.

We want to be a centre of excellence for Children’s Social Care by 2023, and the foundations of the clearly articulated ‘Newham Together’ model (based on Co-Production, Curiosity, Compassion, Confidence, Clarity and Community) along with a Practice Learning Framework and a Social Care Academy are now in place to help us get there. 

Apply now, and be part of our success.


 This is an exciting time to join Newham as our improvement journey is starting to take shape.

Reporting to the Care Proceedings Case Manager, the Proceedings Coordinator will support the service’s overall aims by providing high quality administrative and clerical support including the undertaking of minute taking of complex meetings in relation to legal proceedings and supporting with work relating to the permanency process as required.

Managing diaries, arranging meetings, data entry and keeping track of ongoing work, and therefore having an exceptional eye for detail, is key in this role; with the ability to analyse data and provide reports quickly and efficiently to management when required. You will build positive working relationships with Managers, Social Workers, external partners, Solicitors and may have direct contact with families in meetings.

This is a ‘hands on’ role when it comes to supporting staff in the  delivery of the service i.e. by scheduling and collating key documents for meetings, liaising with internal and external partners and taking a proactive approach to finding solutions.

For more information or to apply please download the job description.


 ‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We are looking for a Coordinator with previous experience in a similar coordinator or complex support role. You have an excellent level written English and will have experience of taking minutes of complex meetings. You will have strong organisational and data analysis skills in order to be able to help us assess and plan work within the service. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with staff across the service and build relationships with a wide range of partners externally in addition to within the organisation. You have a ‘can do’ attitude and are flexible.

You already embrace our people focused values and want to be an active part of our collective ‘Newham Together’ journey; and take great pride in the value of your work and team’s collective efforts to change children’s lives.


 We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to work.

We will offer you:

• A competitive salary of up to £28,992pa.

• Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.

• Smarter Working with new modern technology.

• 'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust.

• Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.

• Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.

• Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).

• Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.

• We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.

 For an informal discussion about the role at Newham, please contact Johanna Gray; Care Proceedings Case Manager,


 Please submit a CV and provide a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification as described in their supporting statement.

Closing date: 9/05/2021 at 23:59

Interview to be held 13th and 17th May 2021

Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.