Job Description

About the role

Join our team as the Director of Multi-Agency Safeguarding for the Isle of Man Safeguarding Board!

The Director of Multi-Agency Safeguarding is a new role that will give you the opportunity to lead the development of multi-agency safeguarding practice in the Isle of Man for children and adults for the Safeguarding Board.

In this role, you will be leading and developing multi-agency safeguarding strategies, policies and influence wider policy development on the island. You will be working independently and flexibly, with the support of the Independent Chair to ensure that IOM citizens are protected from abuse and harm.

You will be responsible for managing the Board’s Business Support Team and working collaboratively with key agencies and sectors to ensure the Board meets its statutory functions and achieves measurable impacts for children and vulnerable adults.

You will also be able to link with other jurisdictions and use the very best practice from elsewhere to develop innovative multi-agency responses, to improve how the island protects its most vulnerable citizens.

What can this role offer me?

If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.

You will ordinarily be required to be present on island for two working weeks per month on average, and must as a minimum be available on island to coincide with the key statutory Board meetings, which are in person meetings. A maximum of £330 per month will be available to claim towards travel expenses on the provision of receipts.

The role will give you the chance to work with Ministers, Chief Executives and managers from all government departments and agencies as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively with other jurisdictions, giving you the freedom to develop ‘best in class safeguarding practice’.

You can also take advantage of the excellent opportunities we provide for personal and professional development. There will be opportunities for professional development through national safeguarding networks and collaborative working and local access to all the great courses the Isle of Man Government offer through LEAD, our Learning, Education and Development Service.

To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

A relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Kirsty Hemsley on

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

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