Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
About the role
This post of Locality Safeguarding Advisor brings an exciting opportunity for professionals to help frontline teams embed the principles of the "Making Safeguarding Personal" agenda and the roll out of the changes brought about by the Care Act.
Successful applicants will lead on the development of safeguarding practice in the teams and with partner agencies. You will be able to provide safeguarding advice and guidance, and chair safeguarding meetings. You will contribute to the development and implementation of the Safeguarding Strategy, ensuring all practice is fully in line with the multi-purpose training programme offered by the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board. You will receive supervision from the Locality Team Manager and professional supervision from the Senior Manager for Safeguarding. You will be supported to undertake relevant training to the role.
You must hold a professional Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Nursing or other relevant Qualification and be registered with a professional body. You will need to have a significant working knowledge of the current statutory framework for health and social care provision and relevant legislation and experience of coordinating safeguarding enquires.
At Surrey we really value our staff and as part of this commitment we ensure all staff:
- Receive an annual appraisal along with regular supervision sessions
- Are assigned a “buddy” to help you settle into your new role
- Are provided with a personal performance plan to support your career development
- Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help you develop yourself within the role.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Leah Price Cox by e-mail at Leah.PriceCox@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/05/2020.
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 26 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.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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