The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) is looking for an Independent Chair to provide leadership and strategic vision building on the strong partnership arrangements to support the SSAB to fulfil its strategic priorities and statutory duties as set out in the Care Act (2014).
The role of Independent Chair requires a resilient individual with enthusiasm, commitment and determination to drive forward the adult safeguarding agenda in Surrey, and we are looking for someone who can
- Bring experience of leading and managing in a large public, independent or voluntary sector organisation at a senior level.
- Successfully chair complex partnership meeting.
- Apply extensive knowledge and experience of key legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding adults.
Importantly, we are looking for an individual who has the confidence to provide independent, constructive challenge to SSAB partners and organisations so that we improve outcomes for adults at risk of abuse or neglect. You will also actively promote engagement with adults who need care and support, their families, and advocates, to ensure their voices are heard and acted upon within the Board’s work.
To find out more about the board, who it consists of, it’s aims and what it’s responsibilities cover please visit About Us; Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (surreysab.org.uk)
It is anticipated that this role will be required to cover up to a maximum of 36 days per annum. The specific commitment required will be agreed as part of the appointment process.
Hours worked are payable on a consultancy basis at a daily rate of £600.
The role is offered on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further year.
Some travel may be required to fulfil the requirements of the role and meet the functions of the SSAB.
Please note that we advertising this vacancy on behalf of The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board of which Surrey County Council is an Executive Board Member.
If you are interested in supporting Surrey with this important role please submit your CV and supporting statement detailing your motivation for applying, suitability for the position and how you met the requirements we are looking for, as detailed in the attached role profile.
If you would value an informal conversation about the role please contact our Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board Manager, Sarah McDermott in the first instance via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date to apply is 23 59 on Thursday 30th June 2022.
Applications will be shortlisted across W/C 2nd July 2022 with interviews to follow on Friday 15th July at our Quadrant Court Office in Woking.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.
For more information: Orbis (orbispartnership.co.uk)