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Slough Safeguarding Partnerships

are seeking

Independent Scrutiny



Our safeguarding partnership is rapidly developing. Click here to access our published arrangements.

Slough Strategic Safeguarding Leaders’ Group is looking for independent scrutiny of these arrangements to help us move to the next developmental phase. We are a strong partnership, made up of experienced members and we are developing a culture of collaboration, engagement and challenge.

Leading on partnership “summits” (one in relation to children’s and one in relation to adults) the independent scrutineer will  support partners to evaluate our compliance with statutory requirements of the local safeguarding children and safeguarding adults partnership regulations and guidance.

The independent scrutineer will also write our annual report advising on our strengths and areas for development.

You will also provide on-going advice and consultancy to our safeguarding leaders and the safeguarding partnership manager.

You will have a sound track record of leading demanding and complex multi-agency groups at strategic level, excellent facilitative and communications skills and the professional credibility derived from a substantial track record of leadership in Health, Local Authority  police or related agencies.

If you are interested in this opportunity, e-mail your CV to, or for more informal enquiries call Betty on 01753 875 075.

To access the Job Spec, please click below or go direct to the Slough Safeguarding Partnership website, click here.  

Slough Job Spec
(Microsoft Word Document)

Partnership Development Manager

Kingston & Leatherhead Children's Services


Job Location

Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey and

County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames

Working Hours

36 hours per week

Contract Type



Community Development


£51,979 - £58,788 pa

Closing Date

29th October 2019 @ 23:59

Interview Date

To be Confirmed

Website Link

Please click here to access original details and further information for this vacancy.


Luke Entwistle at


About the Role

 An exciting and key role is available managing the Partnership Development Team at Surrey County Council, the team support the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership. This is a full time role for 36 hours per week. Initially based at County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames and Fairmount House, Leatherhead. The role will carry an expectation to work across the county as required by workflows.

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership has recently launched, bringing together partner agencies and voluntary sector to deliver improved outcomes for Children and Families across Surrey. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference and promote Safeguarding countywide.

The team is hosted by Surrey County Council, where services have recently been re-organised and new practice models are being implements. A new Quality and Performance Division has been established with a clear brief to add value and support improvements in services. Amongst its wider responsibilities for performance, quality assurance, user involvement, and the development of our new children's workforce Academy, the Division will lead on developing and nurturing partnerships across agencies and organisations working with children and young people in the county on embedding our renewed focus on strategic and operational planning.

You will lead a small team responsible for strengthening children's services partnerships across the county. You will be a champion and an enabler of partnership practice, aware of the benefits to the local authority, health sector, Police and third sector of working together and integrating services where it makes sense to do so. You will also have a strong commitment to engaging with youth people and other users of our services as a core element of good partnership practice. Surrey has recently reviewed its safeguarding partnership arrangements and the post holder will lead on embedding the new arrangements and improving the governance of safeguarding practice in the county. You will also play a key role in developing and supporting broader partnerships, for example in respect of early help and youth services and services for young people with SEN and disabilities.

To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of working in a safeguarding team partnership
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to lead and coordinate multi-agency work groups to deliver priorities
  • Significant experience of operational management of services to children with proven experience in effective management of partnership governance arrangements
  • Proven experience of effective engagement of partners with the ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multi-agency context
  • Previous team management experience

Additional Information

 This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Rotherham Job Specification
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Volunteer Safeguarding Consultant

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is looking for a volunteer consultant in safeguarding to help them with the development of their international safeguarding standards and training. 

There may be other AILC colleagues who would like to do some ‘pro-bono’ work or fill a bit of retirement time!  Click here to access the advert and more detailed information.

The RSPB Headquarters is in Sandy, Bedfordshire but the role is mostly based from home.


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