Independent Chair of Child and Adult Protection Committees

Aberdeenshire Council
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  • Reference: ABS15842

Job Description

Independent Chair

Adult and Child Protection Committees

£300 per day (plus expenses)

(3 days per committee, per area, per month – initial time commitment)


As Independent Chair, you’ll ensure the Child and/or Adult Protection Committees fulfil their duties in accordance with national legislation and guidance, whilst providing the Executive Leadership Group for Public Protection with assurance on the effectiveness of the policy framework and professional practice within the multi-agency environment of adult and child protection services.

You’ll be educated to degree level with a relevant academic and or/ professional qualification in social care, health, education, policing or in an appropriate discipline and have a detailed professional knowledge and understanding of the policy and legislative framework of adult and/or child protection as well as national developments in child, and/or adult and public protection.

With extensive experience at a senior management level in a safeguarding arena, you’ll come with a track record of directing multi agency activity for change and improvement, and to challenge practices and hold agencies accountable. In addition, you will have significant experience of self-evaluation and the ability to carry forward a challenging partnership agenda, be innovative and drive change.

For further information or a confidential discussion about each of the roles, please contact:

Aberdeen City: Graeme Simpson, Chief Social Work Officer 01224 523496 or email: gsimpson@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Aberdeenshire: Laurence Findlay, Director of Education & Children’s Services 01467 538579 or email: laurence.findlay@aberdeenshire. gov.uk

Moray: Pam Gowans, Chief Officer, Moray Health and Social Care Partnership 07980 402582 or email: pamela.gowans@moray. gcsx.gov.uk


Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Requirements

Be educated to degree level with a relevant academic and or/professional qualification in social
care, health, education, policing or in an appropriate discipline.

Have the ability to travel as required by the job.

Responsibilities

Extensive experience of working in a senior management role in the safeguarding arena and
evidence of achieving an impact in this role.

Detailed professional knowledge and understanding of the policy and legislative framework of
adult and child protection as well as national developments in child, adult and public protection.

Significant experience of chairing complex professional meetings at a senior and strategic
level, in an efficient and effective manner.

Experience of self-evaluation and the ability to carry forward a challenging partnership agenda,
be innovative and drive change.

The ability to direct multi-agency activity for change and improvement, and to challenge
practices and hold agencies accountable.

The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and organisations,
including the media, both verbally and in writing.

The Individual

Please see the attached applicant pack for further information about this role.

To apply, please submit your cv and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages), indicating which role(s) and local authority(ies) you are interested in and outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the job profile.

Please submit your application by email to Lesley Strachan, Talent Acquisition Lead on

lstrachan@aberdeencity.gov.uk by

Sunday 28 October 2018.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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