Corporate Officer (Chief Executives Office) – Bloomsbury

Dedicated. Supportive. Unique. Join an organisation that’s just like you.

Here at Cafcass we support over 140,000 children and their families every year, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of each and every child and ensuring their voice is heard in family proceedings, which we’ll sure you agree is very important work.

Let’s make a difference. Together.

Whether you’re one of our Social Workers or work in our corporate teams, then everyone has a critical role to play. And so, if you join us as a Corporate Officer (Chief Executive’s office), you’ll see further references to ‘Together’ as this is the name of our new relationship-based practice framework.

Built around our values, it is at the heart of the work we do and encourages us to be pro-active and to look for the strengths in ourselves and others, to build positive relationships with our colleagues, our partners and with the children and families that we work with.

If this is the type of organisational culture you think you can thrive in and you are motivated by making a difference for children and families, then read on.

Benefits that really benefit you.

We know that as well as the opportunity to develop and challenge yourself professionally, you want to be rewarded appropriately, you want time away from work to manage your wellbeing, spend time with those important to you, help to secure your future and be trusted to work autonomously.

So, on top of a competitive salary, you’ll have an excellent holiday allowance (28 days + bank holidays), a Local Government pension with 19.4% employer contribution, health and wellbeing cash plan and the potential to bring your continuous service with you – which could mean you have 33 days holiday from day one – and a wide range of other benefits that collectively makes for a great package with a highly supportive employer.

Location, location, location

We are a national organisation with 30+ offices across England. We are also set-up and used to work remotely so your location can be flexible.

However, we also know that many people are now wanting the best of working at home and in the office and the benefits this brings. The location for this role is currently flexible but with a preference for Bloomsbury, London as there is a requirement to travel to London for Board and Committee meetings.

We represent children and families from diverse backgrounds. We want our staff to mirror this.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

Ready to find out more being a Corporate Officer?

If you join us a Corporate Officer (Chief Executive’s Office) you will work closely with our Chief Executive and their office as well as members of the senior management team. You will:

  • Provide high quality support to the Chief Executive and wider senior management team for key internal and external leadership team meetings and events;

  • The role has a high focus on forward planning, maintenance of agendas, papers, recording notes, minutes and decisions and managing the communication routes between the Chief Executive’s office, wider organisation, and external partners.

  • You will provide proactive administrative support to the CEO, from diary and inbox management to booking travel and accommodation.

  • You will also help develop corporate publications, presentations and undertake background research and analysis as well as preparing confidential documents

  • There is also opportunity to help shape and continuously improve the services that are undertaken and be involved in delivery of improvement projects.

Furthermore, detailed information is included in the job description, which you are encouraged to read.

In terms of what we are looking for you will:

  • Relevant experience of corporate and/or organisational governance processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills that enable positive working relationships at all levels
  • Highly organised, self-motivated, and able to plan and prioritise workloads to meet agreed timescales
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with sensitive matters and an understanding of confidentiality issues including data protection
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and deal tactfully and sensitively with people.

The above is just a flavour of the experience, skills and knowledge we are looking for an a more detailed person specification is included within the job description (see ‘available documents’), which we encourage you to read so that you can ensure your application fully identifies your suitability for the role.

Still interested?

Our application process is short and simple to complete. But before you apply, please make sure your CV really amplifies the experience, skills and behaviours we’ve asked for above and in the job description.

If you would like to informally discuss opportunities with us, perhaps to help you decide if this is the right opportunity for you, please in the first instance email Claire Evans at [email protected] with your contact details and best times to contact you. Please also note we cannot accept applications/CVs by email, only by completing our short, simple online application process.

Timescales

Below we’ve indicated the timelines that we’re working towards.

  • Closing date: Monday 27 June 2022
  • Initial interviews: w/c 04 July 2022
  • Final interviews: w/c 11 July 2022

Initial interviews will take place remotely – either via telephone or Teams – while final interviews may take place in person or remotely, depending on circumstances that the time.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy


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