The starting salary for this position is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.
An exciting opportunity has risen in Guildford Locality, Adult Social Care for a one-year fixed-term contract or secondment in the role of Safeguarding Advisor. You will be responsible for assisting and guiding frontline professionals to embed the principles of the "Making Safeguarding Personal" agenda and the roll out of the changes brought about by the Care Act.
In this role, you will lead on the development of safeguarding practice in the teams and with partner agencies. You will be able to provide safeguarding advice, guidance and chair safeguarding meetings alongside strengthening partnership working with important stakeholders like CQC, provider services, Quality Assurance teams and health colleagues to name a few.
This role is a perfect blend of experiences on both the operational and strategic aspects of work with vulnerable adults. 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. As well as this, you will be supported to undertake training relevant 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.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th November 2021 with interviews to follow.
This advert is for a 12 month fixed-term contract or secondment. This will commence on 20th January 2022. For internal applicants, please seek your line manager's approval prior to submitting your application.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Ishita Narayan by e-mail at Ishita.Narayan@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.