Head of Quality Assurance & Safeguarding

Location
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Salary
Up to £60,389 per annum
Posted
15 Mar 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full time

There are many reasons why North Somerset is an attractive place to live, work and visit. For most, the district is renowned for its wonderful natural assets, including part of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sites of Special Scientific Interest and 25 miles of beautiful coastline. But there is much more to North Somerset than meets the eye.
  
The district is in a great location, strategically positioned close to Bristol, Bath and the M4 corridor for fast regional connectivity. We are also well connected nationally and internationally, with quick links to London Paddington, South Wales, the Midlands and the South West via Bristol Airport, the port, the M5 motorway and direct trains.
  
Following a period of change, North Somerset Council is on a journey of further transformation and improvement in its Children’s Services department. As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen within our Children’s Support and Safeguarding service for a Head of Quality Assurance & Safeguarding. We seek a passionate leader who will thrive on the opportunity to drive stronger practice within Children’s Services.
  
As Head of Service, you will drive the delivery of high-quality standards in our social work practice and ensure the delivery of safe, first-class, cost-effective and timely services to our children, their families and the wider workforce. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Children’s Services, you’ll be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team and will lead the Independent Safeguarding and Reviewing Team (IROs and CP Conference Chairs), LADO and Quality Assurance activity to provide the highest levels of quality assurance oversight. Importantly, you will be responsible for advising the Safeguarding Children’s  Partnership and work with senior managers and partner agencies to coordinate the response to Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and other investigations to make a positive difference to outcomes for children and young people across the district.
  
North Somerset Council is determined to provide consistently high quality support and services for our children and families in line with our vision for children. If you have experience in these areas and a commitment to leading high standards and improving practice, we would love to hear from you.
  
We are working with Tile Hill on this important appointment. Click the apply button below for more information, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Anita Denton on 07725 554802 or Helen Anderson on 07534 602845.
  
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 11th April 2021