Temp Child Death Review (CDR) Co-Ordinator/Administrator

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Temp Child Death Review (CDR) Co-Ordinator/Administrator
Contract / Temporary

Hackney RQ413362

Posted: 23rd February 2021 13:38
  • Pay Rate:

    £17.21 per hour PAYE.

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • London,

    E8 1DY

What's involved with this role:

An Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

A Child Death Review (CDR) Co-Ordinator/Administrator is required to support the Child Death Review (CDR) Process within the local area and across the wider CDR footprint.

The post holder will support the DPH in their role as Chair of CDOP.

In this role you will be responsible for managing the ongoing operation and business of the local Child Death Overview Panel (incl. convening quarterly meetings, preparing papers, minuting meetings and following up actions). Therefore, it is essential that you have previous experience of Committee administration and of taking minutes of meetings.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing the first point of contact for all child deaths in the local area
  • Informing all relevant professionals (including the LeDeR programme when relevant) of child deaths, or refer cases to relevant boroughs as appropriate.
  • Convening rapid response meetings for unexpected child deaths.
  • Supporting the Designated Doctor / Specialist Adviser in chairing meetings, minute and follow up actions.
  • Maintaining a child death database including the individual electronic files for all child deaths in the local area
  • Managing the ongoing operation and business of the local Child Death Overview Panel (incl. convening quarterly meetings, preparing papers, minuting meetings and following up actions).

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Enhanced DBS is required: Your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service
  5. Qualifications: **Please provide details of all qualifications held, especially any professional qualifications relating to the role
  6. Knowledge & Skills:
    1. Ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing to a wide range of people
    2. High level of literacy and numeracy skills
    3. Ability to organise own workload to meet targets & deadlines
    4. Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
    5. Self-motivated, flexible and resourceful
    6. Strong Commitment to Customer Care
  7. Experience:
    1. Experience of working within a local government/ local authority setting for a minimum of 12 months - essential
    2. Prior experience of liaising with professionals across a wide range of partner organisations - essential
    3. Proven experience of handling a busy and varied workload to tight deadlines
    4. Previous experience of Minute taking
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Hackney RQ413362
Temp Child Death Review (CDR) Co-Ordinator/Administrator
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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