Development Officer (Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board)
37.0 Hours per Week
We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual with a passion for protecting the wellbeing of vulnerable people, to support Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board in the development of its Quality Assurance, User Engagement and Learning and Development.
Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person, and Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to ensuring that safeguarding arrangements in Solihull are robust and reflect the views, needs and priorities of local people. In order to do this, we continue to build on our extensive partnerships across the borough and we engage with communities, organisations and individuals who work with, or represent, adults with care and support needs.
Joining a highly experienced and dedicated team, you will support the Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board Business Manager in delivering the Board’s vision to safeguard adults from abuse and neglect. You will be responsible for the implementation of Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board’s Quality Assurance Framework and will work closely with partner organisations to deliver the Board’s Service user and Carers Involvement and Engagement Strategy.
To be successful in the role you will have excellent communication skills and the confidence to lead on specific areas of work. You will need to be able to challenge and drive forward the continuous improvement from Safeguarding Adult Reviews across the partnership and be proactive and determined to ensure the best outcomes for adults with care and support needs in Solihull.
You must have a Health or Social Care Qualification (or equivalent), be able to develop and maintain relationships across a variety of stakeholders including service users, and be highly organised to meet objectives and targets to deadlines.
In return we offer you a role that offers you huge variety, working in a multi-agency environment where you can use your skills and abilities to influence outcomes and work autonomously on dedicated projects. Working for Solihull also offers you a flexible and agile working environment, comprehensive training and development opportunities together with regular supervision. We are currently working towards a model of one-day office based and four days’ home working, once it is safe to do so.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults with care and support needs and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information please contact the SSAB Business Team, Rachel Swain at Rachel.email@example.com or Telephone 07990 681029 or Sue Walton at Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 07766 801203
Interviews will take place on 17th August 2021 by secure video conferencing
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
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Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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