Business Officer - Fostering

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/12/2023 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£23,500 - £24,294
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
4 Dec
Further Information
We currently have a permanent vacancy for a Business Officer, working 37 hours per week within the Fostering Service at Peterborough City Council.

The role will be based at Sand Martin House in Peterborough. Staff undertaking this role are currently working in a hybrid-way, working from home & the office throughout the week.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for supporting the Fostering Service area with administrative tasks & functions.

You will need a working knowledge of the standard Microsoft software suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of using client databases. You should be self-motivated, flexible and have excellent organisational skills alongside the ability to manage your own workload, prioritise and forward plan.

The role will require you to provide high quality administrative support to the wider team including processing foster carer and special guardianship applications, completing annual reviews of all carers, completing statutory checks within a strict timescale, liaising with internal and external parties such as medical advisors, social workers and foster carers via email, letter and telephone, processing invoices and inputting data via excel. There will also be an expectation to support with and cover the Foster Panel on occasion so minute taking experience is desirable, but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to start your career within the City Council and develop knowledge and understanding of People Services.

Liaising with colleagues, professionals, and members of the public over the phone, via email and face-to-face is an integral part of this role therefore excellent communication skills are essential alongside an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection.

Please evidence on your supporting statement how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

We offer:
• Occupational pension scheme with employer contribution
• Outstanding occupational, sick, maternity/paternity, and shared parental leave schemes
• Generous annual leave entitlement, increasing with length of service & ability to buy more
• Training and development
• Comprehensive management support including regular supervision with your line manager
• Hybrid working with opportunity to work from home for some of the week, as well as with your team in the office.

Closing date of advert: 4th December
Interviews will take place on: 14th December

If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions about the role please contact: Des’ree Abbott, des'

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.