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Deputy Director of Safeguarding

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Interim Management

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    £65k pro rata (day rate also possible)

  • Contact:

    Stephen Hoban

  • Job ref:

    SHO123

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months+

  • Start date:

    ASAP

​As our Not-for-Profit client's public profile on safeguarding and safeguarding policy increases at a national level, they are implementing a new leadership structure for the National Safeguarding Team. This includes the creation of a Deputy Director role for Casework and Strategy. Our client is looking for interim support to help embed the new structure and while a permanent recruitment process is undertaken.

The postholder will be responsible for taking the lead on national casework, support for provincial and complex casework, and coordinating the organisation's overall engagement with non-recent casework, including learning lessons reviews and past casework reviews.

  • Key knowledge and experience required includes:

  • Extensive senior level experience of safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults at a local and regional level.

  • Proven experience of managing teams of people to deliver effective safeguarding of children and/or vulnerable adults, including proven ability to manage and lead a team, manage budgets, and ensure effective collaboration with internal and external partners.

  • In-depth knowledge of the statutory framework in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

  • Experience of communications and external stakeholder management on safeguarding issues with policymakers, media, and other external stakeholders at a local and/or national level within the context of public scrutiny.

  • Experience of designing, leading, or contributing to case review processes and identifying and disseminating lessons to be learnt, e.g. Serious Case Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews, Serious Untoward Incident Reviews or Significant Incident Learning Processes, MAPPA Reviews, etc.

While the role would normally have been London based the role can currently be delivered remotely. The contract would be initially for 6 months. Ideally the client is looking for a fixed-term contract arrangement at circa £65k pro rata, but day rate equivalent will be considered. The client is looking for an immediate/January start.