Safeguarding Partnerships Co-ordinator
Grade: 8 (£40,869)
Duration: 12-month fixed term contract/secondment
Location: Primarily remote working, with occasional visits to Havering Council’s offices in central Romford and other premises nearby.
The Havering Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) and Havering Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) enable organisations and their staff across the local multi-agency partnerships to work together to protect and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
The HSCP and the HSAB support local partner agencies and services to make effective contributions to a multi-agency safeguarding system where:
- partner organisations and services collaborate and co-own the vision for how to improve outcomes for children and vulnerable adults;
- there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging risks;
- the voices of safeguarding-experienced children and vulnerable adults are heard and able to influence the development of service delivery; and
- learning from serious safeguarding cases is widely understood and effective in improving multi-agency practice.
The HSCP and HSAB are both driven by the active engagement of a wide range of local organisations and services, including the police, local NHS services, schools and other education settings, and many other local agencies across the public and voluntary sectors.
GRADE 8 Salary £40,869 per annum
***Post offered as a 12-month fixed-term contract to external applicants, and a 12-month secondment opportunity to internal applicants
Although the role will primarily involve remote working, occasional visits to Havering Council’s offices in central Romford and other premises nearby may be required. Romford excellent transport connections, being only 20 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street Station, well connected to Upminster and stations in West Essex and at the centre of a local bus system.
About the Job
As Safeguarding Partnerships Co-ordinator, you will channel your energy and enthusiasm for driving continuous improvement into developing initiatives and embedding processes that enable staff at all levels across a wide range of local stakeholder agencies to work together effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in Havering.
A strategic thinker and creative problem-solver, you will undertake thorough and wide-ranging research, analysis and consultation to ensure that multi-agency system improvement is informed by local and national learning from serious safeguarding cases, legislative change and policy update, and research and development at regional and national levels.
Able to contribute positively to a team or any group dynamic, while equally able to self-start and work independently, you will lead and support complex project work to improve service delivery across the multi-agency safeguarding partnerships in key areas such as ensuring that the voices of safeguarding-experienced children and vulnerable adults are heard.
A skilled negotiator and influencer, you will be able to build support for new ideas and remove barriers to delivering multi-agency systems that meet statutory requirements and are capable of improving outcomes for children and vulnerable adults in Havering.
- A confident and highly effective communicator who can present complex information succinctly and coherently, verbally and in writing.
- A proficient networker, quickly able to understand complicated organisational systems and to develop positive and productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including many at very senior levels in their respective organisations.
- Curious, constructively critical and able to develop systems and processes to increase effectiveness and deliver measurable impact.
- A strategic planner with the foresight to anticipate potential risks and challenges.
- Ability to manage time and maximise resources to meet and exceed identified objectives.
- Motivated and committed to improving outcomes for children and vulnerable adults in Havering.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th August. Please click on the job description for further details.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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