Job Description

The City of York Council are offering an exciting opportunity to join our rapidly developing safeguarding children team working across the Healthy Child Service and the City of York Multiagency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic practitioner with a high level of experience in safeguarding children practice.

22.5 hours per week worked over 3 days.

Healthy Child Service:

You will contribute to the provision of safeguarding advice, support, supervision and training to staff in the City of York Healthy Health Child Service. Additionally, you will represent the service at multiagency safeguarding meetings including strategy meetings and case conferences, MARAC meeting and meetings about children at risk of exploitation.


You will work as part of a multi-agency integrated team contributing your expertise to the safeguarding management discussions within the Multi- Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

You will gather information from a wide range of health provider organisations utilising your knowledge and expertise to interpret this information and contribute towards the assessment of need, potential harm and risk to the children).

You will work collaboratively with partner agencies within the MASH to ensure robust, high quality, timely and effective practice to safeguard children.

You will have

Excellent communication skills

Up to date knowledge, skills and competencies within the multi-agency safeguarding children arena

Significant experience working with children and families where there are safeguarding children concerns

Experience in effective multi-agency and partnership working

Ability to build relationships with a wide range of colleagues

Skills to support effective challenge when there are differing professional opinions on the management of cases

In recognition of the challenging nature of this
work you will be provided with both management
and peer support as well as regular supervision
and relevant training.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Helen Smithies (Lead Nurse – Safeguarding) at or on
Show phone number

To apply please visit :

Closing date: Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date: Wednesday 10 February 2021