Child Protection Conference and MARP Note Taker

Job specification

£20,206 p.a
Closing date:
Job reference:
Interview date:
w/c 28/06/2021
Date posted:
We have a rewarding opportunity for someone looking to apply their first class administration, communication and interpersonal skills to making a positive difference - helping to support some of the most vulnerable children in Swindon.

The Quality Assurance and Review Team has a vital role in supporting a team of Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) who chair Children Looked after Reviews, alongside Child Protection Conferences. LADO Officers (Local Authority Designated Officers) provide a service within the Team and they chair Allegation Management Meetings. The Challenge and Participation team is also based within this service, as is the Foster Carer Independent Reviewing Officer. The Team is responsible for a range of highly sensitive information about Children Looked After, Child Protection, Allegation Management and Participation.

We endeavor to put the child at the centre of everything that we do and this is an absolute expectation of the successful candidate.

Based within the Quality Assurance and Review Team in Children’s Services, the primary role of this post is to take minutes of Child Protection Conferences and the Multi Agency Risk Panel, which is held on a monthly basis. You will attend and observe meetings between parents, service users and many other professionals, including police and social workers. 

You will accurately record and take detailed notes of meetings, including the key actions. In Child Protection Conferences you will type ‘live’ into the plan which is produced in the meeting. The post holder will be highly-organised and comfortable meeting deadlines and managing their workload around scheduled meetings. Due to the sensitive nature of the meeting content, you will be required to meet data protection and confidentiality procedures as well as able to process information of a potentially distressing nature.

This is a challenging and rewarding role, working as part of a busy team making a positive difference to children’s lives. In exchange for your commitment we can offer full training and ongoing development, 25 days annual leave and a competitive salary and pension.
Knowledge and Experience:

    Excellent minute taking or audio typing, with the ability to type straight on to a laptop
    Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    Emotionally resilient, able to process information of a potentially distressing nature
    Ability to concentrate for long periods, despite distractions and disruptions.

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

If you believe you have the skills and experience to apply to this new challenge, we would love to receive your application.

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email 

View role profile