Child Protection Conference Chair

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £43,522 - £47,417 per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 27/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH016AL

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Child Protection Conference Chair to work in our Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service. You will be responsible for efficient and effective inter agency working in respect of the child protection system; constructively challenging actions and interventions that are not delivering the required outcomes for children and young people; and contributing to quality assurance measures and performance management systems.

You will also be chairing child protection conferences within statutory timescales, facilitating the full participation of professionals, parents and children and young people.

As a registered social worker with HCPC you will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience of working with children, young people and their families, together with demonstrable experience of working as a qualified social worker within Child Protection social work.

If you are passionate and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people then we would like to hear from you.

In return we offer –

  • Market Premia payment of £4000 per annum, payable in 12 equal instalments
  • Retention payment of £2000 per annum, payable after 2 years’ service with Medway
  • Lease Car or Essential User Allowance
  • Relocation Scheme
  • Accredited systemic training in partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work
  • Access to our award winning social care academy

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Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this opportunity further with our Head of Service.

Closing Date for applications is 27 May 2019

How to apply

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If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

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