Child Protection Minute Taker Grade 7 (£33,351 - £34,341)

Childrens Social Care
220000WC Requisition #

Our Child Protection Conference service within Safeguarding and Quality Assurance are seeking an experienced minute taker. The purpose of the role is to provide high quality routine business support, ensuring that service standards and customer requirements are met in accordance with the agreed service level agreements (SLAs). The position will require you to build supportive and collaborative ways of working with other Unit Coordinators in order to facilitate flexible and lateral working across Business Support. You will participate in the development and implementation of service improvements, ensuring compliance with statutory guidance and policies, provide guidance, support and expertise to other Business Support staff as directed by senior Business Support staff. Ensure that processes, systems and governance arrangements are followed and fit for purpose.


The CP minute taker post requires to have a specialist skillset to undertake these statutory duties, which cannot be covered by other business support staff from within social care. The CP minute takers minute very complex multi-agency meetings, where the nature of information being shared requires staff to have specialist training and ongoing support hence having a specialist dedicated team to do this CP minute takers role.




Why Join Us


  • You will be offered a pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • 29 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays, pro rata
  • The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases
  • The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
  • You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
  • You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager
  • Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.



About You


  • Demonstrable experience of taking an accurate record of meetings.
  • Experience of managing competing priorities.
  • Demonstrable experience of providing administrative and organisational support in a demanding environment and within statutory and procedural guidelines.
  • Demonstrable experience organising and co-ordinating events and meetings.
  • Knowledge of common business support systems used throughout the council.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the customers’ business support requirements.
  • Knowledge of national legislation, policies, standards and initiatives relevant to this role within a local government environment. Delivering customer service expertise


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Recruitment and Selection Timeline


The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 4th December 2022


Shortlisting will take place on 5th December 2022


Interviews will take place in person on 14, 15, 16th December 2022


Contract type:   12 Month FTC / Secondment  



Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.



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