Safeguarding and Statutory Minute Taker

Operational Support
2000000Y Requisition #

Directorate: Corporate Services

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Job Level: Level 2, Zone 2

Salary: £28,573 - £30,808

Contract Type: 12 month Fixed Term/Secondment Full Time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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The purpose of the Business Support service is to support and enable services to deliver for the citizens of Camden in an efficient and effective way.  To help us deliver this, we require skilled minute takers to join our recently created Safeguarding and Statutory Minute Taking function.

We’re specifically looking for staff with safeguarding minute taking experience to support children's and adult safeguarding panels and other statutory meetings. 


The service aims to provide a professional, proactive, flexible and customer focussed minute taking service to the organisation. We work with services to understand their strategic objectives and legal obligations by providing support to safeguarding, statutory and high-profile council wide meetings. We often need to adapt and re-prioritise work to meet the changing priorities of the services that we support.


To be considered for this role it is essential that you have experience of accurately taking detailed minutes of complex strategic and / or statutory meetings.

You’ll have experience of undertaking minutes of an often complex and highly sensitive nature, ensuring that data is handled confidentially. The ideal candidate will need experience of or a willingness to document outline minutes or relevant actions live on screen during some conferences for service users and professionals to view in real time.

You will have the ability to develop good working relationships and demonstrate effective communication skills as you will be liaising with professionals across the council and borough. You will be expected to show high levels of professionalism and be approachable, courteous, and helpful in the delivery of support.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working closely with colleagues to identify areas for improvement.  You will be expected to embrace new technology to ensure that work is undertaken in the most effective and efficient way.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), as well as database management. 


The post is generally office based but you will be expected to work at other sites and to provide cover for similar roles. There will be some need to minute meetings in other Camden locations and occasionally in the service users’ home environment.


Please refer to the job profile and job capsule supplementary information for full details of the role.

This role requires an enhanced DBS.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 01 March 2020, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 9 March 2020

Please quote reference: 2000000Y

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

16 March 2020

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