Business Manager - Sandwell Safeguarding Children's Board

Council House, Oldbury
£45,651 to £48,568 per annum
25 Jul 2018
10 Aug 2018
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This role is being offered as a 2-year Fixed Term Contract or a 2-year secondment opportunity.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th August 2018

Salary: Band I SCP 50 - 53 (£45,651 to £48,568 dependent on experience )+ 30 days annual leave and other excellent benefits.

Hours: 37 per week

About the Trust

At Sandwell Children’s Trust, our purpose is clear – “improving the lives of children and young people” is at the heart of everything we do.

Praised by Ofsted 2 months since the Trust launched for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice.

In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.

We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced safeguarding professional to be Sandwell Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (SSCB) Business Manager.  The successful applicant will work in a varied role with a wide range of organisations, making a real difference to safeguarding children and young people across

The Safeguarding Board Business Manager is required to lead on the development of Sandwell’s Local Safeguarding Children Boards (SSCB), ensuring duties and responsibilities are effectively discharged in accordance with government guidance and legislation. This includes ensuring effective structures and processes are in place to facilitate and performance manage partnership working in relation to safeguarding children across the statutory, independent and third sectors.  The Business Manager is also required to provide leadership, management and supervision to the Safeguarding Boards’ Business Unit, and provide support and advice to partner agencies on safeguarding responsibilities, including training. 

This role works across a number of departments and organisations, but is currently hosted by the newly created Sandwell Children’s Trust.

Our Offer:

We believe that the growth and development of our staff is essential if we are to deliver outstanding outcomes for the most vulnerable children in Sandwell.

We believe that a good work-life balance is key to productivity and ensuring our staff are happy, so we ensure there is the opportunity for working patterns to suit you.

You will have access to a range of wellbeing offers and initiatives and every staff member will be provided with brand new ICT equipment and state of the art systems.

What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Experience in a professional safeguarding capacity, which may include a qualification in social work or related discipline.
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding children
  • Good communication and planning skills and be able to show that you can quickly build effective working relationships with partners
  • A high level of organisational skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Staff management and development skills and supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Confidence in being able to deal with people at all levels
  • Financial and Budget Management skills
  • A good working knowledge of LSCBs, their function and the move to new arrangements under WT'18.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Carol Singleton, Group Head for Quality Assurance & Safeguarding on 0121 569 8453.

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position and registration with the HCPC.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received.

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