Job Description

LOCATION: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1UJ
SALARY: £40,916 – £44,091 per year
HOURS: 35 hours per week

Based in Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1UJ.

Renfrewshire Council’s Child Protection Committee is seeking to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual to the post of Lead Officer for Child Protection. If you are ambitious and driven, with significant multi-agency child protection experience and a passion for continuous improvement, then we want to hear from you.

The Lead Officer provides professional support to the Child Protection Committee. They are responsible for the co-ordination, strategic planning and monitoring of child protection practice, policy and processes. The Lead Officer maintains an independent overview of inter-agency child protection activity and ensures continuous improvement in this field. The post holder will be active across a range of relevant forums, contributing to the sharing of good practice and positive developments in child protection at local, regional, and national level. This includes working with partners to implement the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021. The Lead Officer works collaboratively with partners to develop child protection policies and procedures. They ensure that child protection activities are focussed to achieve sustained targets to improve outcomes for children in need of care and protection in Renfrewshire.

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, have a current professional qualification eg Social Work/Nursing/Teaching/Police, experience of working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies, knowledge of recent reports/research findings into the effectiveness of child protection activities, high level of written and oral communication skills, able to work as part of a team but also able to use your own initiative.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

Closing Date – Monday 22 August 2022.


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