Independent Chair – Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Greenwich, London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
22 Jun 2021
13 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full time

The Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board (RBG SAB) is a multi-agency partnership that is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating local safeguarding arrangements for adults with care and support needs.

The RBG SAB is recruiting a new Independent Chair in order to build on the strong foundations that have been created in recent years and to continue to take forward the adult safeguarding agenda in an objective and dynamic manner that delivers outcomes for local residents.

It is anticipated that the role will require a maximum of 20 days per year, which will be paid at a competitive daily rate and will be inclusive of any travel costs. The arrangement will be for an initial period of two years with an annually renewable engagement, subject to six months’ notice by either side.

For an informal discussion about the role with Nick Davies, Senior Assistant Director, Operations and Partnerships, please email   

About the role

The RBG SAB is a partnership board made up of statutory and non statutory organisations including Royal Borough of Greenwich, MET Police and NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (Greenwich)

The Independent Chair has a key role to lead collaboratively, give advice, support and encouragement but also to offer constructive challenge and hold main partner agencies to account ensuring that there is effective alignment between differing strategic functions and agendas.

The successful candidate needs to be able to communicate effectively in a range of settings, including public meetings. They need to have proven experience of leading and managing in a large public, independent or voluntary sector organisation at a senior level, experience of chairing complex strategic partnership meetings as well as knowledge and experience in applying legislation and statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding adults.

Please note that the Independent Chair will perform Office Holder duties and IR35 rules apply to this appointment. Payments will be made through the council’s payroll and tax and NI deductions will be made at source via PAYE in line with current HMRC guidelines.

TO APPLY: Expressions of Interest can be submitted through a CV and a covering email/supporting statement to  closing date: 13th July 2021

Interview Date tbc August 2021

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Helen Bonnewell;     020 8921 2378  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977  

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.