Job Description

We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and dependable team player to join the Safeguarding Adults Team as a new Safeguarding Adults Board Administrator and Safeguarding Adults Team Administrator.

This is a busy post requiring the post-holder to work in a split role between the Safeguarding Adults Board and the Safeguarding Adults Team. The post holder will be expected to work to tight deadlines and effectively prioritise different demands. You need to have excellent administrative skills, must have the ability to organise your own workload and carry out tasks autonomously with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate will be required to organise the activities of the Safeguarding Adults Board including the coordination of Board meetings, Sub-Groups, Safeguarding Adults Reviews and events. You will be required to undertake minute taking duties for highly confidential and complex meetings and therefore experience of minute taking is essential. The post holder will also be required to undertake research at various Safeguarding Adults Panels including domestic abuse, hate crime and pressure ulcer panels.

The Post holder should be able to demonstrate appropriate operational support skills including the use of IT systems as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The role is based at The Woolwich Centre

The role will be supervised by the Safeguarding Adults Board Manager and Head of Safeguarding Adults

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact: Helen Bonnewell, Safeguarding Adults Board Manager or Peter Davis on 020 8921 3888

Closing Date: Monday 5th April 2021


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.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

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.

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.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this ‘Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.