Hours of work: 2 - 3 days per month
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview date: Monday 17 May 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Stainton (Director of Adult Social Care) at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
The East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board (ESSAB) is seeking to recruit an Independent Chair to provide leadership and strategic vision, and to build on and enhance the current strong partnership arrangements to support the ESSAB in fulfilling its functions and strategic priorities.
The role of Independent Chair requires an outstanding individual with enthusiasm, commitment and determination to drive forward the adult safeguarding agenda in East Sussex. The successful candidate will have experience of leading and managing in a large public, independent or voluntary sector organisation at a senior level, proven experience of chairing complex partnership meetings and have extensive knowledge and experience of applying the legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding adults. They will ensure that the ESSAB operates effectively to deliver its key objectives and functions as set out in the Care Act (2014).
Importantly, the successful candidate will have the confidence to provide independent, constructive challenge to ESSAB partners and organisations in order to bring about improved outcomes for adults at risk of abuse or neglect. They will also actively promote engagement with adults who need care and support, their families, and advocates, to ensure their voices are heard and acted upon within the Board’s work.
It is anticipated that this role will require up to a maximum of 24 days per annum. The specific commitment required will be agreed as part of the appointment process and is open to negotiation. The daily rate will be £600 per day including any travel costs. The arrangement will be for an initial period of 2 years with an annually renewable contract subject to six months notice by either side.
Please note that the Independent Chair will be paid on a consultancy basis. Duties and IR35 rules apply to this appointment. Payments will be made through payroll and tax and NI deductions will be made at source via PAYE in line with current HMRC guidelines.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Mark Stainton, Director of Adult Social Care by email email@example.com to arrange a suitable time.
Interviews and a stakeholder panel will be held on 17 May 2021.
This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Application: Candidates are required to submit their CV with a supporting statement setting out their suitability against the person specification, how they satisfy the requirements of the role and why they are interested in the role. For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.