Independent Chair

Salary up to £47,108, plus £2,000 Welcome and annual retention payment
30 Sep 2021
17 Oct 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Are you looking for a new challenge or change?

Do you want to further develop your social work career and knowledge working with permanent experienced colleagues and line managers?

Do you want to work in an environment where equality and diversity is recognised, promoted and practiced?

Then Worcestershire Children First needs to be your next move!

We are looking to recruit a full time Independent Chair; the position is 37 hours per week and paid PO3 with 2 Market Forces increments, giving a total possible salary of £47,108 per annum. In addition to this the successful candidate will also receive an annual retention payment of £2,000 and a one-off welcome payment of £2,000 *.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced and supportive team in the Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Service lead by Daniel Gray, Group Manager/Principal Social Worker. The Team is operationally managed by Karen Green (Practice Manager Child Protection & LADO), the wider service includes Advanced Practitioners and Independent Reviewing Officers managed by two other Practice Managers. The team is well supported by our Business Support Team.

With a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation you will provide expert advice and guidance to Social Workers, Team Managers and partners who are dealing with highly complex situations - being responsible for independent chairing of Child Protection Conferences and Position of Trust Meetings. The team work on a rota basis to cover both functions.

You will be experienced and qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England, who has a solid knowledge of policy, legislation and good practice experience within child protection practice, and can demonstrate a strong commitment to strong multi-agency working and child focussed practice.  You will have extensive experience of chairing complex and challenging meetings, the ability to manage difficult conversations and have a good understanding of risk and safety planning.

So what next?

We currently have the opportunity for 1 Independent Chair position for Child Protection Conferences and LADO.

If you would like more information on this position please contact either Daniel Gray (01905 843736) or Karen Green (01905 844006).

Applications can be submitted by sending a copy of your up to date CV and an expression of interest detailing your skills, abilities, experience and achievements to date that make you a suitable candidate for the post.(2 sides A4 max) to or by the WM Jobs application form.

Closing Date: Sunday 10th October 2021

Interview Date: Monday 25th October 2021

*T&Cs apply

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