Panel & Meeting Co-ordinating Officer

Woolwich Common, London (Greater)
£27.978 - £28.992
28 Oct 2020
11 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Royal Greenwich Children’s Services

Children’s Safeguarding and Social Care Division

Panel & Meeting Co-ordinating Officer

One Permanent Position (21 hours)

 Scale 6

Your primary role will be to provide administrative support to panel meetings, child protection conferences and other specific meeting held within the service. You will attend meetings and accurately and concisely minute the discussion, outcome and decision. A confident knowledge of IT including word-processing and email are essential as well as the ability to manage your own time.

You will have experience of minute taking and be able to minute meetings which last for an average of two hours, to meet the requirements of the service.

You must also appreciate the need for discretion and the importance of confidentiality, be able to work flexibly as part of a team and also on your own initiative.

This is an office based position in the Council’s offices currently based at Woolwich.

For further information contact Amanda Lynch, Quality Improvement Manager, email:

If you are short listed you will be invited to take a test where your note taking, and speed typing skills will be tested separately. Those successful will then be requested to attend an interview.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a DBS Disclosure will be undertaken on the successful person before appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date:  11th November 2020

Interviews: Week commencing 23rd November 2020

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.