Current LSCB Vacancies

Independent Chair

Barking & Dagenham Local Safeguarding Children Board


Barking & Dagenham Safeguarding Children Board (BDSCB) wishes to appoint to the role of Independent Chair.

Barking & Dagenham is a dynamic and forward thinking place to work and we have taken significant steps in developing our partnership and improving safeguarding services for children and young people. 

We are looking for an LSCB Chair with strong leadership skills to further strengthen partnerships, to help us to continue to improve outcomes for children and their families and to take forward the changing and challenging agenda for LSCB’s.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable strategic experience who can help us to embed partnership working at all levels, someone who promotes collaborative working who will co-ordinate partners to hold each other to account, and who has the judgement and skill to work with the most senior system leaders.

Applicants should be experienced and knowledgeable in safeguarding and child protection work at a senior level and will possess the ability to lead, influence and motivate others. The successful candidate will be strategic and clear thinking, able to negotiate, support and challenge partners to constructively challenge each other to deliver high-quality safeguarding work across the partnership.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

To apply for this post the applicant will have:

  • a relevant academic/ professional qualification in one of the core disciplines represented on the LSCB;
  • significant experience at operational and strategic level in a relevant field; social care, health, education or criminal justice;
  • experience of working at a senior level in the area of safeguarding and/or child protection;
  • a proven track-record of effective leadership at strategic level;
  • the ability to chair complex multi-agency discussions that result in assurances and changes in policy and practice to improve safeguarding outcomes;
  • a sound and creative approach to ensuring effective governance of and between partnerships.

The Independent Chair of BDSCB is directly accountable to the Chief Executive of Barking and Dagenham Council and the Lead Member. The role requires a commitment of 30 days per year paid at £650 per day and, although you are not a direct employee of the council, 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.

Reviewed after six months, with an initial term contract of two years, the post is subject to annual appraisal. In future, we may wish to discuss creating a joint or shared Board with another borough. At the same time, we are recruiting for an Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adults Board, and whilst we are conducting the processes in parallel, we welcome applications from individuals with appropriate experience who may be interested in undertaking both roles.

Application: Letters of application (three sides of A4 maximum) are required that detail; how your suitability and experience is relevant to the job description and person specification to accompany your CV. To visit the website and apply for this position, please click here.

Closing Date: 31 May 2017

Interviews:   June 2017 

An enhanced DBS check is required.

Quality Assurance Officer
Rotherham

Based at:
Riverside House, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young Peoples Services
Salary Details:                    
£37,306 - £40,057
Job Details:
37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date:
17th April 2017

In Rotherham we have a strong commitment to improving the outcomes for our children and young people. In order to ensure that there are continuous improvements in the way that services work individually and together to protect and safeguard children, we are seeking to continue with the excellent quality assurance work in relation to the multi- agency work that is monitored by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

You will report to the Business Manager for the LSCB and undertake quality assurance and learning and improvement activity on a multi-agency basis on behalf of the LSCB.

We are looking for someone who is committed to quality services, achieving good outcomes for children and young people, able to engage across the multi-agency spectrum of services. You will coordinate and collaborate on the undertaking and evaluation of practice audits, using standards and performance data where necessary, in order to provide a qualitative picture of the effectiveness of services and outcomes for children. You will provide regular reports, offering recommendations for improvements and assist with re-evaluations once changes have been implemented.

You will need to be a confident and organised individual and an excellent communicator, able to provide informed discussion and challenge to leaders and managers of services in order that key areas for improvements are acknowledged and acted upon.
 
You will hold significant and broad knowledge and experience of children’s safeguarding and multi-agency work to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people, hold a relevant professional qualification, with significant experience.   

For an informal discussion, please contact Phil Morris, Business Manager, Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board, on (01709) 254925.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Closing date: 17 April 2017
Job Ref: RMBC/17/0228

For more information about the above post, or to see our full range of job opportunities and apply online Click Here or take a look at our website
www.rotherham.gov.uk/jobs


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

 

Type

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 dami_howard@bathnes.gov.uk

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

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