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Corporate Safeguarding Lead

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£60,000- £69,000
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Reference
2291

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Corporate Safeguarding Lead

Permanent

Grade 7 - £62,986 - £81,154 Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Join Birmingham City Council as the Corporate Safeguarding Lead

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people? An exciting opportunity has opened up for the role of Corporate Safeguarding Lead with Birmingham City Council. This transformative role is your chance to ensure best safeguarding practices are implemented across the largest council in the UK.

Why This Role?

  • Impactful Leadership: Create and lead on policies that will have a direct, positive impact on the lives of children and young people.
  • Influence Government Policy: Represent the Council at senior, national, and regional levels; with the opportunity to influence legislation and best practice.
  • Senior Management Team: Join the progressive Children, Young People and Families Senior Management Team and work in collaboration with the Council's Directors and its multi-agency partners. 

About You:

We are looking for an outstanding individual with:

  • Expertise and Leadership: Proven experience in the children's services sector, with a clear understanding of how to improve safeguarding and quality of practice.
  • Strategic Thinker: Ability to navigate and manage complex issues; working both independently, and collaboratively.
  • Influential Communicator: Strong skills in motivating, influencing and challenging at all levels; as well as ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: at a senior level in the children's services sector
  • Professional Registration: Social work and/or teaching qualification, registered with relevant professional body
  • Enhanced DBS Check: This post requires an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The Selection Process: 

  • Interview Date: Scheduled for 25th July 2024 
  • Additional Testing: Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. 

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve. Our data tells us that for this level of role, ethnic minorities are underrepresented and therefore we will use positive action to support us to achieve diverse shortlists. This may mean that recruitment times are a little longer, but we think this is worth it to achieve our aim.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Closing date 14thJuly 2024 at 23.59.  

Ref: BCC2291

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification

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Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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