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Administrator CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/169453
  • Published: Fri 22/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/11/2021, 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 22 hours per week, Home Flex, Flexitime, Office Hours
  • Salary: £12,084 - £14,095 incl LWA - 22 hrs p/w
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Administrator CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)

Since 1 April 2008 there has been a legal requirement that Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) conduct a review for all child deaths aged 0-17 years who reside in their area.

The job of CDOP is to look at the circumstances around the child and determine what can be learned, to prevent further deaths and better support families and communities affected by the death of a child. 

What it's like working in our team...

Pan Berkshire CDOP requires a competent administrator to join a small, friendly and efficient team who work closely to manage the child death review process.  The post holder will need to collate data on each child, meet deadlines and maintain standards relating to administrative processes. They will be expected to work without direct supervision at times, whilst dealing with material, the content of which will require a very high degree of emotional resilience and confidentiality at all times.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...

  1. Utilise excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with a wide range of people at all levels and external agencies.
  2. Open all descriptions of mail and distribute/dispatch, accordingly, ensuring appropriate action is taken with high-priority material.
  3. Daily use of eCDOP: a web-based tool used in the management of the child death process. This will involve the processing of child death notifications, requesting information from a variety of agencies; liaising with QES who host eCDOP regarding updates: fixing user problems and making suggestions for improvement.  Ad-hoc training of users may also be required.
  4. General administrative duties with administrative support for the arrangement of conferences and CDOP meetings, taking minutes and circulating them.
  5. Assist in the preparation and production of reports for the CDOP as required.
  6. Compilation of the CDOP newsletter and update of the CDOP website.

The benefits you will experience are...

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we're looking for...

This post will require an individual with well-developed inter-personal skills who enjoys working as a team member as well as independently.

You must be able to work proactively and enthusiastically to support the team.

A high degree of emotional resilience is needed to deal with such a sensitive but important area of service.

There is a degree of unpredictability of service need and the post holder must be adaptable and flexible.

Interviews will be held w/c 22nd November 2021


Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name: Lorna Tunstall

Job Title: CDOP Coordinator

Phone Number: 07850 209095


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.