20 July 2018
We are looking for candidates for this essential role in ensuring the quality of our safeguarding services in the county. You will have a thorough understanding of the national safeguarding agenda and the capacity to apply this to local circumstances. Demonstrating the skills and experience to chair complex professional and strategic meetings will be required.
You should have the capacity to critically challenge and lead constructive relationships with partners and stakeholders with safeguarding duties and interests. A clear approach to outcomes with sound performance management is essential for this role.
We recognise that this is a major period of change especially in respect of guidance on safeguarding children and we will be looking for our Chair to help the Boards manage through this with a particular emphasis on identifying potential areas for integrated work and support.
The publication and adoption of Working Together to Safeguard Children could result in a major revision of this role in the coming 12-15 months and may have implications for the working of our Safeguarding Adults Board. You will be making a major contribution to the analysis of changes to the means of ensuring the quality of our safeguarding policy and practice going forward.
The post will be for a three year period subject to annual review with an option to extend by mutual agreement. It is anticipated that 60 days a year will be required and the day rate is £550.00 + reasonable travel expenses.
Further information can be found on West Midlands jobs portal..
For an informal discussion about this role please contact our current Interim Joint Chair, Mike Taylor on email@example.com – to arrange this.