Current LSCB Vacancies

Independent Chair
Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES)
Local Safeguarding Children Board and Local Safeguarding Adult Boards



Part-Time (a minimum of 45 days per year for a minimum 18 months pending the outcome of the Wood review)

Closing Date

Friday 7th April 2017 @ 17.00

In line with our plan to increase joint working, for the last eighteen months Bath and North East Somerset has had a joint Independent Chair leading both the Adult’s and Children’s Safeguarding Boards. The current holder is now moving on having been chairing in B&NES for three years. We are therefore looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and effective leader to take on this crucial role of Independent Chair of the Local Safeguarding Boards. With a strong focus on achieving better outcomes, you will champion the safeguarding of children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

You will have extensive experience of developing strong and productive partnerships at an executive level, a sound knowledge of strategic and operational safeguarding and a real desire to make a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable residents – children, their families and adults with care and support needs. The successful appointee will play a key role in realising local responses to opportunities presented through government legislation following the Wood review of LSCBs, so experience of leading complex organisations through change will also be important.

You will need to demonstrate that you can lead an multi-agency partnership that strives for excellence, and be able to hold the constituent agencies to account, ensuring that we deliver high quality services, that will help make a positive difference across B&NES. You will be representing the Boards locally, regionally and nationally. 

The Chair will be well supported by the LSCB/LSAB Business Support Manager, the Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance and the sub group chair’s groups for each Board.

If you believe you have the strategic vision and personal qualities to influence and lead safeguarding arrangements in B&NES we would like to hear from you, click here to view more detailed information on our website.

For an informal discussion and to receive a copy of the job description and person specification please contact Dami Howard, LSCB/LSAB Business Support Manager, on 01225 396350 or by e-mail at

The closing dated for applications is 5pm Friday 7th April.  Please send your CV and supporting statement to by this date.  

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