Staffordshire County Council

Adult Safeguarding Board Independent Chair

£550 per day for 30 days a year.
24 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
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Adult Safeguarding Board Independent Chair 

Salary:  £550 per day for 30 days a year.

Are you a person with substantial knowledge and experience of Adult Safeguarding Policy and Practice? Someone who understands and is committed to the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal? Are you passionate about ensuring that adults who have care and support needs receive the best possible service?

If so, then this role could be for you.

As Independent Chair of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (SSASPB) you will have significant knowledge and experience of working within services responsible for safeguarding adults, in order to command the respect and engagement of the Boards and their constituent partners. Working across two local authority areas, you will have the ability to effectively align strategic agendas.

You will need to demonstrate extensive experience of chairing and leading strategic partnerships.

You will demonstrate excellent leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences and to form strategic relationships across several partnership organisations.

You will be able to communicate well in a range of settings including public meetings and be confident to engage with Senior Managers across a range of organisations. You must be able to offer an independent voice, representing the views of all partners whilst retaining the ability to challenge regarding improvement and effectiveness when required.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, a chance to work at a strategic level with a wide range of multi-agency partners and professionals across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

You will hold an academic and/or professional qualification in social care, health or policing/criminal justice or have equivalent relevant experience and be educated to degree level.  You will be self-motivated and accomplished in supporting a range of partners in senior roles.

You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to engage with and motivate stakeholders, partner agencies and communities to promote the individual’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

 To Apply:

Please complete the WM Jobs online application form including the supporting information section. 

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

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: 14 April 2021
Interview Date 30 April 2021

For more information about the role please contact: Helen Jones, Board Manager email address  Tel no 07887 822003

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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