Independent Reviewing Officer

Broadgate House
£42,683 - £48,126 per annum
16 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern


We're looking to recruit an Independent Reviewing Officer to play a crucial role in promoting best outcomes for children deemed to be at risk of significant harm and ensure that the plans meet the highest standards and are implemented appropriately. The Service is split into 2 and this post is for a Child Protection Conference Chair. The Service also includes a Team of IROs who Chair Lookde After Reviews.

We currently have 1 post (1 FTE ) within the Service for an IRO who will have primary responsibility for Chairing Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences and follow up Child In Need Reviews post Conference.

Independent Reviewing Officers are developing working practices (using the Signs Of Safety model) that challenge drift in care planning and ensure that communication with other professionals and partner agencies is both robust and consistent. Quality assurance and audit are at the forefront of our practice and we endeavour to ensure that the voice of the child remains at the centre of our task.

Working Hours:  [37]

Interview Date:  [13/09/2019]


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Phone: 024 7678 5740



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