Job Description

The starting salary for this role is £ £48,632 for 36 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Runnymede Locality Team are looking a full-time Safeguarding Advisor to join our friendly team based in Addlestone in Surrey (part-time applications will be considered).

What we can offer you

  • 26 days annual leave with the option to buy additional leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Agile working opportunities – your work/life balance is important to us!
  • Receive an annual appraisal along with regular supervision sessions,
  • Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help you develop yourself within the role.
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8000 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
  • A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information.

About the role

The post of Locality Safeguarding Advisor brings an exciting opportunity for professionals to help frontline teams embed the principles of the “Making Safeguarding Personal” agenda and the roll out of the changes brought about by the Care Act.

You will lead on the development of safeguarding practice in the teams and with partner agencies. You will be able to provide safeguarding advice, guidance and chair safeguarding meetings. In addition, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the Safeguarding Strategy ensuring all practice is fully in line with the multi-purpose training programme offered by the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board. You will receive supervision from the Locality Team Manager and professional supervision from the Senior Manager for Safeguarding. You will be supported to undertake relevant training to the role.

In your application we would love to hear about your:

  • Relevant professional Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Nursing or other qualification, and be registered with a professional body
  • Significant working knowledge of the current statutory framework for health and social care provision and relevant legislation.
  • Experience of coordinating safeguarding enquiries
  • Strong decision-making skills and risk Assessment experience
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Experience of supporting and managing colleagues.

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th August 2023.

Interviews will take place on 29th August 2023.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Jasmine Bessey on 01932 795292 or email .

We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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