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Senior Support Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC19857
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 10:53 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,695 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £24,920 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Senior Support Officer

Job Duties:

We are actively recruiting for Senior Support Officer Role within the Fostering and Adoption Panel Team.   This permanent role involves a full range of administrative duties including taking minutes on a weekly basis for Adoption and Fostering Panel. 

Job Duties:      

  • Attending Adoption and Fostering panels on a weekly basis taking minutes of the meetings and actions required after the meeting to ensure the approval of new Adopters and Foster carers for Hertfordshire.
  • Be responsible for your own time management to meet the statutory timescales for minutes to be completed and sent to the Agency Decisions maker for approval.
  • Sharing a full range of administrative duties associated with the role, deal with all general matters and more complex correspondence relating to panel administration, and liaising with team Managers and Social Workers who are bringing cases to panel.
  • Update and manage computer databases and spreadsheets, provide reports and compile information such as statutory returns, manage and track expenditure, approval data and other statistical data relating to panel business.
  • Maintain confidentiality, respond to enquiries and telephone calls and provide required information to internal and external customers
  • Provide professional support to senior officers and managers, undertaking an ambassadorial role dealing with confidential and sensitive matters, first point of contact for Senior Managers and statutory services.
  • Manage utilisation of and provide expertise in software packages such as Microsoft Office, production of documentation according to local procedures and statutory/ legal requirements

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity then please provide a supporting statement on how you meet the criteria of the role against the personal specification area which is included in the attached job outline. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 5th October 2022 
Interview Date: From Thursday 13th October 2022

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Rebecca Nash (