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Principal Social Worker/Safeguarding Policy & Practice Manager

closing date 28 Aug

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Limited Term
Advert Start Date: 03 August, 2017
Advert End Date: 28 August, 2017
Salary: £47,639 - £52,363
Location: Yate (Badminton Road)
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Executive/Senior Management, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: CYP2821/730/RP

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council. This post is open to those wishing to apply on a secondment basis. Approval from your current line manager should be sought prior to your application.

If you are a highly skilled social worker who is not afraid of challenge, enjoys a varied role and can inspire, motivate and develop colleagues to achieve high levels of performance we would be delighted to hear from you.  Based within the division responsible for all strategic safeguarding, you will champion and lead the development of best practice in relation to childrens safeguarding practice. You will be well supported by 1.5 assistant principal social workers.

As a member of the Safeguarding Children Board, you will work closely with multi agency colleagues to support the Boards business plan.

You will need to be an experienced practitioner, who can apply learning to practice and has a record of excellent practice that leads to improved outcomes.

As a small authority this position promotes the involvement in a range of opportunities which assist with CPD and career development and in particular we would welcome candidates who would like to be able to put their own ideas into practice.

About the team

The Strategic Safeguarding Team sits within the Commissioning, Partnerships and Performance Division of CAH, and is responsible for all Strategic Safeguarding issues in relation to both Children and Adults, including the chairing of child protection conferences, reviews of looked after children, leading institutional safeguarding conferences, contributing to departmental and multi-agency quality assurance work. . This work is overseen by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Safeguarding Adults Board (both are made up of partner organisations including health and the police). It includes involvement in a range of multi-agency initiatives to monitor and promote good practice across partner agencies.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.