Safeguarding Boards Business Manager

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Band 15 £46,729 per annum
12 Jul 2017
03 Aug 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time


  1. Lead on short, medium and long term business planning for the safeguarding boards, in consultation with board chairs and members, against the boards priorities, producing clear business plans for the boards. 
  2. Develop and manage the business planning and reporting cycle for the safeguarding boards, ensuring the business and action plans of the sub/ working groups of the boards reflect the business priorities of the boards and business is progressing effectively, and that there are reporting arrangements in place so that the boards are advised on progress or risk in a timely manner. This includes the production of Annual Reports.
  3. Maintenance of a risk register for the safeguarding boards, to enable the boards to treat, tolerate, transfer or terminate risks, ands consider the impact on future business planning.  
  4. Acting as a professional adviser in safeguarding to the children and adults safeguarding boards and partner agencies, ensuring that local risk and assurances are identified and that national issues (policies; guidance; research and inspection) are understood in terms of influence and impact on local safeguarding policy and practice
  5. Ensuring there is an effective performance information framework in place with data and audit information that enables evidenced reporting to the boards on the safeguarding activity of partners.
  6. Ensure the effective coordination of Serious Case Reviews, Serious Adult Reviews and other learning reviews in accordance with statutory guidance and procedures, including effective learning and improvement from the findings of reviews, tracking progress on any recommendations and reporting accordingly.
  7. Oversee development and delivery of multi-agency safeguarding training, and a means of ensuring there are effective systems in place to evidence that partner agencies are fulfilling their responsibilities for single agency staff training and development in safeguarding.  
  8. Charing of any sub/ working groups as required.
  9. Work with heads of services to manage and influence the setting and implementing of safeguarding standards in multi-agency safeguarding practice, and promote collaboration and innovation with partners to develop and maintain effective multi-agency safeguarding practice.  
  10. To represent the boards at a local, regional and national level as appropriate and agreed with board chairs and partners.
  11.  Provide lead and management for any regulatory inspection, as it relates to the boards. 


  1. Line manage and supervise any board officers and administrators identified as necessary to support the boards operation and functions.
  2. Leading, and challenging, multi-agency partners in the delivery of actions and work programmes identified by the boards
  3. Meet regularly with the boards chairs and heads of services to assess effectiveness and actions relating to board functions.
  4. Contribute to the recruitment of independent chairs of the boards and board staff.
  5. Foster and maintain good relationships with other local, regional and national groups as appropriate to support the work and functions of the boards.


  1. Manage, risk asses and provide regular reports on board budgets.
  2. Support and influence partner’s financial contributions to the boards budgets.
  3. Harness human resources and systems across the partnerships to support the delivery of the boards business plans.


  1. Provide a coordinating lead on ensuring that the voice/ views of children, young people, parents and adults influences and informs safeguarding practice and the work of the boards. 
  2. Verbally and writing (for example through reports; presentations) complex issues and information on safeguarding and the boards business.
  3. Ensure effective Publicity and promotion of the work of the board, and messages about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the partnerships, and to children and adults and the wider community.
  4. Lead on the maintenance of an effective safeguarding boards website.
  5. Contribute as appropriate to responses to complaints, freedom of information requests and Members enquiries as they relate to the boards, within agreed timescales.

Quality and Equality

  1. Ensure that the boards address the needs to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
  2. To ensure all work activities undertaken are consistent with policies, procedures and values, including equal opportunities and health and safety.
  3. Undertake any other duties consistent with the objectives and duties of the post. 
  • These duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the service to respond effectively to the changing requirements of the Council and changes affecting the workforce.