Flexible Location
Job description
Senior Safeguarding and Quality Practice Manager - Subject Expert in Managing Allegations


35 hours per week

£50,653 in London, £47,759 outside London per annum

Flexible - Based within one of our offices country wide

We are really pleased to advertise this newly created post of Senior Safeguarding and Quality Practice Manager, which brings an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced and motivated Social Work professional to join the Safeguarding and Quality Practice Team within The Children's Society.

The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way. We also have a strong community network, brilliant supporter base and over 100 shops. This is a dual facing role with an organisational wide responsibility for the development and delivery of safeguarding across the organisation, with a particular focus on ensuring robust management of allegations against employees and volunteers across the organisation and, leading on best practice in responding to and supporting disclosures of non-recent abuse.

The Senior Safeguarding and Quality Practice Manager will be an ambassador of best practice and will manage specialist safeguarding and quality practice staff within the Safeguarding and Quality Practice Team including the only Ofsted regulated service within The Children's Society, the Access to Records Team, to ensure that The Children's Society develops and maintains consistently high levels of service delivery and practice standards in relation to safeguarding across the organisation.

We are looking for an experienced Social Work England registered Social Worker, with a social work qualification to join our dynamic, ambitious team. A key part of this role will be your ability to work with a range of professionals from different backgrounds, not just those that work directly with children and young people. We are also seeking someone who will look outside the organisation to draw on good practice in the sector to ensure our safeguarding and quality standards remain high.

In order to be successful in this role, we would like you to have:

-Comprehensive specialist knowledge of the safeguarding agenda and allegations management.

-Experience in managing complex safeguarding cases and providing advice on a range of different safeguarding issues (for children and adults with care and support needs).

-Proven experience of analysing complex information, providing highly specialist advice and analysing and assessing levels of risk.

-Experience in designing, delivering and managing a comprehensive safeguarding training programme.

-Experience line managing a range of professionals with different backgrounds in different specialisms.

-Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage our Board of Trustees and colleagues from across the organisation.

Please be aware that this post covers a national geography and has team members that are located remotely and therefore there will be a need to travel to multiple work locations across England. There will also be occasional anti-social hours arising from the need to complete activities outside of working hours or to meet competing demands of the role.

The Children's society has a strong commitment to your development as well as offering many benefits including; a generous holiday entitlement increasing with service, a contributory stakeholder pension, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and flexible working.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate once an interview is secured.

The closing date for applications is Midnight on Wednesday 5th August 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd/4th September
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Posted on: 06 August 2020
Closed date: 19 August 2020
Job ref: 3946
Tags: Senior Management