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£52,746 – £54,873 a year

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Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership, Development Manager, Grade 16; £52,746 – £54,873

Hours of work: 36 per week / Monday – Friday

Contract type: Permanent

“Have you got the determination and knowhow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within our local authority”


The Opportunity

The purpose of this role is to direct, co-ordinate and manage the work of Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). The CSCP is the statutory body established through the Children Act 2004; responsible for co-ordinating the work of local agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the local authority area and ensuring the effectiveness of that work. And to ensure a collaborative multi-agency approach to the business of the CSCP – specifically planning, policy and procedure development, safeguarding practice reviews, quality assurance and performance management.

You will lead on new developments for the CSCP and work effectively with the Independent Scrutineer of the CSCB to monitor and review the progress of the Board and its impact upon outcomes for children. And lead on the development and implementation of the work of CSCP and its sub groups.


Benefits of Working With Us

  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
  • Accredited Systemic Practice training
  • A range of CPD opportunities to support your development
  • Investment into your staff well-being
  • Good management support for practitioners, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work


Why Join Us

  • Our teams consist of experienced professionals at various levels
  • The team arrange regular meetings to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases
  • The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
  • You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
  • You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager
  • Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.


About You

The suitable applicant will have the following:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant profession in social policy, social care, teaching or health field or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of proposed and actual legislation, statutory regulation and Government guidance and standards relevant to safeguarding children.
  • Knowledge of current child protection policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection practice, of the skills and qualifications required by child protection workers, and by all professionals from the constituent agencies of the CSCB in relation to their safeguarding responsibilities.
  • An understanding of and ability to promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory
  • Ability to organise complex systems and develop strategies for effective management of work streams. Ability to work in a culture of challenge and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of professionals from various agencies, including members of the council and members of the public in different settings.
  • High degree of skill in project management and production of written information and procedures
  • Must have extensive experience in all aspects of children’s work in one of the key agencies.
  • Experience of social policy planning, development and research.
  • Experience of working collaboratively in an inter-agency environment with Health, Education, Police and the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of preparing, writing and presenting business plans, action plans, and other reports as required.


Recruitment and Selection Timeline

The closing date for applications is 23:59 21st August 2022

Shortlisting will take place WC 22nd August 2022

Interviews will take place WC 29th August 2022


Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is subject to an enhanced children’s and adults DBS check

Source:Safeguarding Jobs – 2022 |