Job Description

Overseeing day-to-day activity in a safeguarding service that puts individuals first. 

In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. Our challenges have become particularly acute during the pandemic but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a bi-borough agreement with Westminster City Council, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services that put residents at their heart. We support people’s independence and wellbeing and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. This includes working to a new model of safeguarding that empowers the individual and sees enforcement as a last resort.

The Role:
Managing a bi-borough team of up to six frontline Safeguarding Adults Managers, you’ll develop and maintain a clear focus on the legal framework and evidence-based, person-centred support. You’ll use your safeguarding expertise to provide over-arching scrutiny of all adult cases. You will take a lead role in measuring the effectiveness of interventions, and to apply learning from casework. You’ll also advise other practitioners and agencies who are working on such cases. From time to time, you will take on personal responsibility for more complex cases, leading by example in adopting a creative, customised and solution-focused approach. It’s an opportunity to advance your leadership skills through coaching and motivating others, while coordinating the work of different people and organisations.

About You:
With experience of working at a supervisory or management level in health or social care, you’ll have built extensive knowledge of adult safeguarding including legislation, practice, policies and procedures. You should be professionally qualified and registered, with significant experience of working with vulnerable adults, a proven track-record in identifying and assessing risk, and a demonstrable focus on empowerment and community engagement. You’ll also have the interpersonal and communication skills to manage change at both a strategic and frontline level, and to work successfully in partnership with other organisations.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online stating how you meet the requirements for the role as set out in the person specification / Job Description.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

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We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.