Job Description

LOCATION: Camelon Social Work Office, 108B Glasgow Road, Camelon, FK1 4HR
SALARY: £47,342 – £51,779 per year
HOURS: 37 hours per week

Job Advert

Falkirk 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.

Falkirk is ideally situated in the central belt of Scotland.  It is one of the fastest growing areas in Scotland.  We support a culture which is committed to learning, development and improving.  We will provide opportunities for ongoing continuous professional development to ensure you can be as effective as possible in changing lives for the better.

The Lead Officer provides professional support to the Child Protection Committee. The post holder is responsible for the co-ordination, strategic planning and monitoring of child protection practice, policy and process.  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 the Annual Child Protection Committee Plan and ensures that activities are focussed to achieve sustained targets to improve outcomes for children in need of care and protection in Falkirk.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:-

  • educated to degree level or equivalent
  • current professional qualification e.g. Social Work, Nursing, Teaching, Police
  • Child Protection Certificate

Interviews will be held on Friday, 29 April 2022.

If you are the successful candidate for this post you will need a Disclosure Scotland check.

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