The Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Adults Board (BHSAB) is a multi-agency partnership that is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating local safeguarding arrangements for adults with care and support needs.
The BHSAB are looking to recruit a new Independent Chair with enthusiasm, commitment, and determination to continue to support the development of the Board and take forward the adult safeguarding agenda in Brighton and Hove
This is a consultancy role and it is anticipated that it will need a maximum of 20 days per year, which will be paid at £600 per day, inclusive of any travel costs. The arrangement will be for an initial period of two years with a renewable contract that is subject to three months’ notice by either side.
If you think you can fulfil this role please contact Michelle Jenkins, Assistant Director of Resources, Safeguarding and Performance for Brighton and Hove City Council on 07795 336271 for an informal discussion.
Please note, the East Sussex SAB are also seeking to recruit an Independent Chair, Independent Chair East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board | East Sussex County Council, with interviews for both posts to be held on Monday 6th November at County Hall in Lewes, East Sussex.
About the role
The BHSAB is led by Brighton and Hove City Council, Sussex Police, and NHS Sussex along with partners from a range of statutory and non-statutory organisations.
The Independent Chair has a key role to lead collaboratively, give advice, support, and encouragement but also to offer independent, constructive challenge and hold main partner agencies to account in ensuring that there is effective alignment between differing strategic functions and agendas to bring about improved outcomes for adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.
The successful candidate needs to be able to communicate effectively in a range of settings, including public meetings. They need to have proven experience of leading and managing in a large public, independent or voluntary sector organisation at a senior level, experience of chairing complex strategic partnership meetings as well as knowledge and experience in applying legislation and statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding adults.
Please note that the Independent Chair will perform Office Holder duties. Payments will be made through the council’s payroll and tax and NI deductions will be made at source via PAYE in line with current HMRC guidelines. Where applicable, it is expected that IR35 rules apply to this appointment.
Candidates are required to submit their CV with a supporting statement setting out their suitability against the person specification, how they satisfy the requirements and why they are interested in the role. For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check / Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
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