Job Description

The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

Come join our team and play an essential part in raising the profile of the Safeguarding Adults Board and it’s work across Surrey. The Board team is expanding, and we currently have an exciting new role to take forward our wider engagement and communication work.

We are looking for someone with considerable experience of adult safeguarding work as well as an understanding of the role, function, responsibilities, and processes of a Safeguarding Adults Board. As the Board is a strategic partnership, experience of multi-agency work is essential.

You will support the development and delivery of key Board priorities. A key element of this role will be to build positive relationships with health, voluntary, community and faith organisations. The role also requires strong skills in communicating, networking and collaboration to achieve our objectives. You will support the development of the Board communication strategy and lead on the implementation of this with partners.

The role will include varied multi-agency working from supporting Board sub-groups and forums to be focussed and effective in meeting key objectives to taking on specific projects to support the work of the Board.

The successful candidate must be able to juggle competing tasks, manage tight deadlines, prioritise effectively and be willing and able to travel around the county.

In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level. We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training (including a thorough induction and essential training linked to your role), and professional development plans.

In Adult Social Care we value our staff and as part of that commitment we ensure all our staff have a full induction. The induction programme is designed to ensure new starters complete their mandatory training and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake their new role. The programme will consist of a variety of classroom training, E-Learning and workplace shadowing opportunities.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/11/2022 with interviews to follow.

A Basic DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

More information about the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board can be found at

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah McDermott on

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Source:Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board Partnership Officer – Guildford GU2 –