Child Employment Support Officer - Woking
Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We than you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
Please note that this role is ring fenced to Children, Schools and Families only.
£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant House, Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the Role
The Child Employment Team which is part of the Safeguarding Children Unit is a high profile service responsible for safeguarding children in Surrey, who work in part-time employment or take part in performances in the professional and amateur world of entertainment.
Working in this highly confidential environment you will be exceptionally organised, accurate and methodical; you’ll be calm and flexible, able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines. As part of a small team of 4, led by the Child Employment Manager you will be a team player who is also self-motivated. You’ll work on your own initiative and be able to organise your own workload contributing to the team fulfilling its statutory functions in a timely and efficient manner
Whilst the role is primarily an administrative function answering complex enquiries, processing child performance licences, permits and chaperone licences, you will also be travelling across the county making inspections at places where ensure children are employed or performing.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge and understanding of the legislation relating to children in employment and entertainment
- An ability to work to tight statutory deadlines
- Excellent IT skills and use of databases
- Flexibility to work across the county with some out of hours and weekend working
- Education at A Level or equivalent
This is a rewarding opportunity to help ensure the needs of children who are employed are met.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th June 2017.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.