Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership - Part time / Salary £600 per day
Closing date - 17:00 hours; 8th November, 2019
As we develop our new ways of working and to meet the requirements of
the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard
Children 2018, Somerset is looking to recruit an Independent Scrutineer
to assure the three key safeguarding partners, as well as the wider
Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership, of the effectiveness of
local safeguarding arrangements for children.
The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (Somerset County
Council, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, and Avon and Somerset
Constabulary) would like to hear from candidates who can offer high
challenge and scrutiny. If you have extensive strategic multi-agency
safeguarding experience and a successful track-record of improving
outcomes for children, we want to hear from you. You will also have the
ability to lead and influence others.
Somerset welcomes applications from people from a range of
disciplines. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold
a recognised professional qualification in a discipline which could
include social care, health or Police or equivalent experience at a
strategic management level.
You will have:
- substantial experience of effective leadership at a senior level within a multi-agency context
- substantial knowledge and understanding of statutory and voluntary organisations and how they work
- extensive experience of deploying quality assurance to improve outcomes
- extensive knowledge of the safeguarding agenda and related guidance.
The role requires a commitment of up to 15 days per year with the
potential for the safeguarding partners to commission further days
during the year. The role will be paid at £600 per day and, although you
are not a direct employee of the statutory partners, HMRC regulations
have defined this role as an “office holder” therefore payments
arrangements will need to be made in accordance and deductions for Tax
and NI taken at source.
The post will be reviewed after one year, with the possibility of extension. The post is subject to annual appraisal.
For further information about the role please contact
Caroline Dowson, Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership Business
Manager: CDowson@somerset.gov.uk or 07970108212.
This role is being recruited Somerset County Council on behalf of the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership.
A curriculum vitae and expression of interest should be sent to LSCB@somerset.gov.uk by 8 November 2019.