Child Protection Chair

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Salary:£40,876.00 - £43,857.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TP  

Closing date:29 November 2020 at midnight 

We offer a generous reward & pay programme:

  • £5,000 welcome payment*

  • £2,000 retention payment*

  • Up to £8,000 relocation payment*

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Employee Benefits Programme

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.

  • Access to our Social Work Academy for training and development opportunities

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £40,876- £43,857

Team: Independent Reviewing Service

Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you!

Our Vision: We are on the lookout for a resilient and driven individual who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire.

You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role:  As a Child Protection Chair, you will be expected to Chair Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences in accordance with regulations, guidance and departmental procedures, and manage a caseload of children on a Child Protection Plan to ensure there is no drift in their intervention, they are protected and they have their  needs fully considered and met.

  • Undertake regular reviews of the children you hold case responsibility for in line with the child’s needs.

  • Undertake monthly audits of Children and Young People’s case files, and those who are subject to a Child Protection Plan.

  • The Conference Chair has a key role in promoting and monitoring standards for child in need of protection and subject to a Child Protection Plan; as such you will utilise the Dispute Resolution Protocol to raise concerns when there is a need to challenge.

  • To provide a high quality service to children in need of protection through the effective chairing of complex meetings and acting as a point of advice and challenge for good standards in Child Protection work. 

You will also require:

  • A Social Work England registration

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work

  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive

  • DBS clearance

About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to our senior leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options. Our Children’s Services workforce receives the highest quality continuing professional development to make sure we are the best at what we do.  For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.

Application Information

For an informal chat about this role, please email or apply directly.

Closing date Sunday 29th November 2020

Interviews 7th/ 8th December 2020

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.