Safeguarding & Review Manager (IRO and CP Conference Chair)
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: £37,849-£41,675 (+ £5000 Market Forces Supplement)
A relocation payment of up to £5,000
This vacancy may also be available as a job share. Please enquire if you wish to apply on a job share basis.
Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this.
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.
Herefordshire Council are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Safeguarding and Review Manager. The role combines the responsibilities of an Independent Reviewing Officer and a Child Protection Conference Chair. You will Chair statutory meetings (including child in need) to review plans for children, providing scrutiny and challenge in order to prevent drift and delay and maximise positive outcomes for children in Herefordshire. You will have significant experience and knowledge of statutory children’s social work practice and be registered with the HCPC.
The Safeguarding & Review service in Herefordshire has taken positive and significant steps forward in recent months and you will be joining a committed and supportive team with dedicated managerial oversight, clear recognition of the value and independence of the IRO role, and a manageable caseload within statutory guidelines.
To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/childrensocialwork or contact BusinessSupportSFS@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 260 665.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGPS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, We do not accept emailed CV’S. Your application should include a CV and an accompanying statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 showing how your experience meets the person specification.
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