Independent Chair - Bexley Safeguarding Adults Board
Salary: £500 per day
Hours: A commitment of approximately 20 days per financial year (there may be flexibility for more depending on demand)
Closing Date: 31/01/2019
Job reference: ASCH000141
We’re seeking an enthusiastic, suitably qualified Independent Chair that understands the Care Act 2014 as the most significant reform of adult care and support in more than 60 years, and for the first time Safeguarding Adults Boards (SAB) will be placed on a statutory footing.
We will be looking for you to provide effective leadership and critical challenge to members of the Board, to help us drive forward safeguarding adult’s developments in a way that balances our duties to safeguard people, with the rights of people to take positive risks about their own lives and listening to the lessons learned to inform change and practice in Bexley.
You will work in partnership with our statutory partners across the Bexley Safeguarding Adults Board - London Borough of Bexley, South East London BCU (Police) and Bexley CCG.
To be considered for this post you will need to have a professional qualification in one of the core disciplines represented on the SAB, at least 5 years post qualifying experience in safeguarding adults, and 5 years’ experience of chairing complex professional meetings.
You will need a good knowledge of the National and London SAB’s agenda and be current with legislation for adults at risk and research underpinning safeguarding work is essential. This post will be subject to two reference checks and an enhanced safeguarding adult and children disclosure from the DBS.
Applicants must be independent of all organisations represented on the boards – for more information on BSAB visit our website – www.safeguardingadultsinbexley.com
If you wish to discuss the position, please contact Anita Eader, BSAB Practice Review & Learning Manager or Michael Boyce, Vice Chair for the BSAB and Chief Operating Officer, Bexley CCG at firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
How to apply
- Closing Date for your application: 31/01/2019
- Please email your CV and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification to email@example.com
- Anticipated Interviews: w/c 11/02/2019
- Anticipated Start Date: 01/04/2019
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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