Specialist Minute Taker / Business Support Officer

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Sc 4 Business Support Officer – Specialist Minute Taker
Scale 4 (£20,092 - £21,748)
37 Hours, Full-time 
Stopford House
About the job:


This is a full-time, permanent position supporting the administration and minute taking of Child Protection Conferences within the Children’s Safeguarding Unit.  The Unit is based in the civic complex and there will be the opportunity of hybrid working, both in the office and from home.
Part-time positions can be accommodated, working 2.5 days in a job share arrangement.
Previous applicants in the last 6 months need not apply.
About you:


You will be a confident and experienced minute taker who can take accurate, high quality minutes on a laptop at Safeguarding meetings.  This is a demanding and challenging role and you will need emotional resilience as often you will be listening to distressing and upsetting information.
Working on your own and as part of a very supportive team, you will use your initiative to ensure key work is completed to meet statutory timescales.  Part of your role will be to organise Child Protection meetings and enter and retrieve confidential and sensitive information on case management systems.
You should be computer literate and proficient in working with standard office IT applications including MS Office.  You will be expected to learn how to navigate in-house ICT systems to work with data and information. 
You will work as part of the Business Support Hub working with front line services and will therefore need the ability to build effective working relationships, work using your own initiative, be proactive and flexible with a positive, can do attitude.
In this role you will see the vital work carried out by the professionals we support, to keep the people of Stockport safe.  Is it a very interesting area of work and Business Support have a vital part to play in this, which keeps all our officers motivated to make a difference.
Training and support will be provided to the successful candidate.
The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 
If you require more information about the role, please contact Hilary van Deursen, Team Leader, (hilary.vandeursen@stockport.gov.uk)
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