£51,979 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, KT1 2DW and Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
An exciting and key role is available managing the Partnership Development Team at Surrey County Council, the team support the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership. This is a full time role for 36 hours per week. Initially based at County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames and Fairmount House, Leatherhead. The role will carry an expectation to work across the county as required by workflows.
Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership has recently launched, bringing together partner agencies and voluntary sector to deliver improved outcomes for Children and Families across Surrey. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference and promote Safeguarding countywide.
The team is hosted by Surrey County Council, where services have recently been re-organised and new practice models are being implements. A new Quality and Performance Division has been established with a clear brief to add value and support improvements in services. Amongst its wider responsibilities for performance, quality assurance, user involvement, and the development of our new children's workforce Academy, the Division will lead on developing and nurturing partnerships across agencies and organisations working with children and young people in the county on embedding our renewed focus on strategic and operational planning.
You will lead a small team responsible for strengthening children's services partnerships across the county. You will be a champion and an enabler of partnership practice, aware of the benefits to the local authority, health sector, Police and third sector of working together and integrating services where it makes sense to do so. You will also have a strong commitment to engaging with youth people and other users of our services as a core element of good partnership practice. Surrey has recently reviewed its safeguarding partnership arrangements and the post holder will lead on embedding the new arrangements and improving the governance of safeguarding practice in the county. You will also play a key role in developing and supporting broader partnerships, for example in respect of early help and youth services and services for young people with SEN and disabilities.
To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate:
- Previous experience of working in a safeguarding team partnership.
- Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to lead and coordinate multi-agency work groups to deliver priorities.
- Significant experience of operational management of services to children with proven experience in effective management of partnership governance arrangements.
- Proven experience of effective engagement of partners with the ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multi-agency context.
- Previous team management experience.
For an informal discussion contact Luke Entwistle by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th October 2019.
Interviews to follow.