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Operational Support Officer

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Join us at Coventry City Council on our remarkable journey to shape a brighter future for the city's children, young people and families! As a 'Good' Local Authority, we strive for excellence and place children and young people at the heart of our practice. We're seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to develop their skills.  

In our Professional Support Service, you'll play a vital role, supporting Children’s Services on an administrative basis, you'll contribute significantly to Children’s Services, ensuring positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families. Join our passionate and dedicated team, and together, let's make a meaningful impact on the lives of Coventry's children! 

What is the job role?

 

This role will be based within PSS Youth Justice Service Administration Team.

Youth Offending Teams were established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 with the principal aim being to prevent the offending behaviour by children. The Act imposed a duty on each local authority together with its statutory partners, Police, Health, and Probation, to ensure that adequate Youth Justice Services are available in their area. 

Professional Support Services provide daily administrative support to the service area including Team Managers, Case Managers, Court Worker, Support Workers. Volunteers and Sessional Workers

The key tasks of the service are: 

  • Data Entry onto a Bespoke system
  • Minute Taking
  • Finance
  • General Office Duties
  • Any other Duty within the OSO PSS duty

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a flexible approach
  • Is a self-starter
  • Has strong organisational skills and the initiative to prioritise their own workload
  • Thrives in a busy and diverse environment
  • Has great attention to detail along with excellent communication skills

Does this sound like you? Then we want to hear from you!

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please feel free to contact Pat.Lal@coventry.gov.uk

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: week commencing 5th March 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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