Temporary Administrator – Fostering BSU (Admin/Clerical)

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Temporary Administrator - Fostering BSU (Admin/Clerical)
Islington, London
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ648123

Posted: 5th August 2022 13:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.58 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This assignment is for 3 months until further notice

  • Islington, London,

    N5 1EB

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Administrator - Fostering BSU Admin (Admin/Clerical)

Reference no: Islington RQ648123

DBS required for this role (disclosure level not specified)

Office based role

We need a highly skilled administrator (social work co-ordinator (SWC)) who is adept in maintaining a variety of spreadsheets to provide data and statistics to senior managers and to help keep the team organised.

The SWC must be able to take minutes, book travel arrangements for contact, chase up outstanding checks and medicals and be confident in liaising with the Legal department and other professionals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s / vulnerable adults in the care of the service, including undertaking regular Child Protection training at a level commensurate with role.
  • Create, maintain, and improve administrative systems to enable the service to meet its aims of delivering a high-quality service to children and families.
  • Work pro-actively and co-operatively within the service to ensure that timely and accurate information about activity and performance is produced and collated as required and maintain statistical information to agreed deadlines and a high level of accuracy.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other teams within Children’s Social Care, other departments and clients referred to the service.
  • Deal sensitively with enquiries or telephone messages, logging calls accurately and alerting social work staff or managers immediately to any issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Use appropriate databases, Microsoft Office, and other ICT systems to produce reports, spreadsheets and other documents as required supporting the service and assist others in the use of information technology systems when required.
  • Follow guidelines to produce standard written or electronic responses to enquiries from family members or professionals to tight deadlines.
  • Undertake support tasks on projects as required.
  • Provide an effective diary-management function for social workers to effectively manage meetings, visits, etc.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Significant experience in an administrative role.
  • Experience of providing diary management support and minuting meetings to a good standard.
  • Experience of using Microsoft office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to an advanced level.
  • Displays an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Children’s Social Care, and London Child Protection Procedures & Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Ability to create and maintain administrative systems for the effective collation and monitoring of performance information in a busy environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, communication and presentation skills including the ability to explain complex information clearly and accurately.
  • Ability to support and adapt to change effectively.
  • Ability to pass a literacy test covering spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly with others to deliver an effective support service by maintaining positive working relationships with staff and partner agencies.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage own workload, and effectively dealing with competing demands to meet deadlines.


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  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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


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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Temporary Administrator - Fostering BSU (Admin/Clerical)
Client Category: Local Authority

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