Staffline Recruitment has been appointed as HSCNI's recruitment partner of choice for Admin, clerical and Support Services.
Band 5 Committee Clerk
Rate of Pay: £12.74phr
Location: Millennium House
Hours: 37.5hrs per week
Duration: Temporary ongoing
The role requires someone who can work on their own and who is comfortable dealing with people at a senior level, with the ability to challenge when required. They must have the ability to understand and work within complex procedures, and be able to explain these in a clear and easy to understand way to others. The post holder provides full support to Registration and Fitness to Practise Committees by drafting and serving documentation in advance of and following regulatory Committee meetings and fitness to practise hearings, managing proceedings on the day, working closely with the Chair, Members and Legal Adviser to ensure that proper procedures are followed and assisting the Legal Adviser with the drafting of determinations.
Planning and coordinating the timely scheduling of, and listing of cases for, regulatory Committee meetings and hearings.
Preparing, issuing and serving statutory notices to registrants and other Parties within specified timeframes, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail.
Developing and maintaining an in-depth understanding of the Social Care Council Registration and Fitness to Practise Rules and the role of the Committees, as well as taking forward learning from Care Tribunal determinations and relevant case law.
Selecting Chairs and Committee Members to sit on Committees, ensuring that the legislative requirements of the Committee are met, and identifying any conflicts of interest.
Selecting Legal Advisers and Medical Advisers to provide Committees with legal and medical advice.
Ensuring that Committees are quorate and that all stakeholders are scheduled to attend.
Coordination of special measures that may be required for hearings.
Acting as Clerk to the Registration Committee, Preliminary Proceedings Committee, Fitness to Practise Committee, Restoration Committee and other Committees as required.
Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, Rules and case management directions, and alerting the Regulatory Committee Manager if any problems arise.
Alerting the Committee Chair and / or Legal Adviser to any procedural irregularity which could be contrary to the Committee's powers or which may affect the right to a fair hearing.
Managing the proceedings on Committee and hearing days and resolving any conflicts and issues to ensure that the proceedings run smoothly, efficiently and properly in accordance with prescribed processes.
Generally providing advice and guidance as required on the Rules and procedures, and their application, to a range of stakeholders including registrants, complainants, solicitors, union representatives, employers of registrants, witnesses and other interested parties.
Experience / Qualifications:
Degree or equivalent qualification plus at least two years' experience as detailed below* in an administrative work function OR Four years' experience as detailed below* in an administrative work function.
* Drafting and issuing formal correspondence and / or documentation without need for approval, interpreting complex procedures, provision of guidance or advice to a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external to your organisation, and dealing with registrants / employers / service users to achieve successful outcomes.
Skills and Abilities:
Evidence of excellent written English, accuracy and attention to detail;
Proven ability to establish excellent professional relationships;
Proven ability to manage challenging situations;
Effective planning and organisational skills with ability to prioritise own workload and manage competing demands while working unsupervised within a pressurised environment and to tight timescales; A minimum of 12 months' experience in using a range of MS Office products including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Previous experience of servicing Committees.
Please apply with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Job Description available on request