Temporary Business Support Officer – Adult Social Care

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Temporary Business Support Officer - Adult Social Care
Kingston upon Thames
Contract / Temporary

Kingston RQ608641

Posted: 16th June 2022 16:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.02 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Kingston upon Thames,

    KT1 1EU

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Business Support Officer - Adult Social Care

Reference no:  Kingston RQ608641

Hybrid working - will be a requirement to come on site to Guildhall complex in Kingston at least once a week, alongside working from home.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of that vision by providing a co-ordinated, consistent and high quality Business Support service for the effective delivery of Council Services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake a range of tasks in support of key projects in accordance with RBK’s project management methodology, including supporting project team meetings, updating project plans and maintaining risk logs and other documentation.
  • Provide a comprehensive business support service to a range of teams and functions with Adult’s Social Care including Short, Medium and Long-term teams, Adult Safeguarding, Occupational Therapy and Central Team.
  • Checks all relevant financial assessment information is gathered correctly and ensures that all customers are charged accurately.
  • Provides effective hand-off or escalation, where required, to the relevant teams through the appropriate use of technology.
  • Provides a comprehensive business support service to teams and professional officers within Children’s Social Care, including Looked After Children, Children’s Safeguarding, Child Protection and Fostering, Adoption and Placements.
  • Administers Child Protection Conferences and reviews, ensuring adherence to standards and statutory requirements, and supports the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB).
  • Maintain statutory lists including Children subject to a Child Protection Plan and people considered to be a risk to children in Kingston, liaising with relevant partner organisations and ensuring strict confidentiality.
  • Provide a range of dedicated support activities to social workers and other professional staff in Children’s Safeguarding and Looked After Children’s Teams.
  • Support housing allocations and resettlement activities including servicing the panel and Management Transfer Panel for emergency tenant transfers.
  • Provide Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation Business Support, liaising with a number of external services and bodies including landlords, medical professionals and foreign embassies, and organising multi-agency professionals meetings.


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


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Taking minutes at meetings, inbox management, processing invoices/raising purchase orders – desirable.

ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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. 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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Job Ref: Kingston RQ608641
Temporary Business Support Officer - Adult Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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