Job Description

LOCATION: Council Offices, West Dunbartonshire Council, 16 Church Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QL
SALARY: £32,027 – £34,965.08 per year
HOURS: 35 hours per week

Job Description

This is a fixed term post until 01/01/2024

Flexible Location: West Dunbartonshire HSCP supporting office, remote and hybrid working. We’re happy to talk about how you want to work. West Dunbartonshire has good transport links to and from Glasgow and other surrounding areas.

As part of our strengthened approach to public protection, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Public Protection Performance Officer who will have responsibility for supporting performance across multiagency adult support and protection legislation, policies and practice. The Adult and Child Protection Committees will have an overview of performance from key services about their work to protect children/young people and adults. This will include qualitative and quantitative data on the effectiveness of services in improving the experiences of, and outcomes for, children and adults in need of protection. They will ensure this is used to influence improvements in the quality of services to protect children and young people.

Quality Assurance
This role will lead on the promotion of professional standards of practice and quality assurance, monitoring and audit of the work being carried out by the Adult and Child Protection Committees and to support data analysis and reporting to multi-agency public protection arrangements via the Strategic Oversight Group. It will ensure effective monitoring and the reporting of all activity surrounding Public Protection
activity and provide feedback, where/when required on the quality of this input. Also, to provide reports demonstrating indicators of performance and practice standards surrounding Public Protection. The post hold will be able to use information systems effectively in the production, analysis and presentation of management information for the purpose of all activity surrounding Public Protection, and to establish systematic approaches to quality assurance and self evaluation which focus on the experiences of, and outcomes for, children, young people, adults and their families
A key area of this post is to use the learning from this activity to support managers and partners in to develop, implement and measure the impact of improvement plans. It is important to ensure liaison with key stakeholders including frontline staff, managers, children, young people and families in aspects of undertaking, reviewing and learning from quality assurance and self evaluation activity. The post hold is expected to take account of learning from sources including research; inspection locally and nationally; and other APC/CPCs/MAPPA arrangements to support partners to promote good practice and contribute to improved outcomes for children, young people and adults.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sylvia Chatfield at:


The preferred applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975.
Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual

West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility. For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:

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