The starting salary for this position is £41,127 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you highly organised, with a great eye for detail?
Do you want a role where you can achieve real impact, drive improved outcomes and build strong relationships?
The Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership is recruiting a Partnership Development and Engagement Officer, with a special responsibility for Strategic Coordination and Governance. This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of the Safeguarding Children Partnership in making a difference to the lives of children and young people in Surrey. By ensuring that agencies work better together, learning from local and national practice and continuously improving services, we enable children and young people to be safe and feel safe in their families and communities.
The Partnership Development and Engagement Officer will lead in the coordination and facilitation of the key decision-making groups of the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership, which are:
- Executive Group
- Business Group
- The full Partnership Meeting
In addition the Partnership Development and Engagement Officer will have a role in strategic planning; managing the SSCP’s forward plan, overseeing governance, supporting scrutiny arrangements and monitoring the implementation of the SSCP Strategic Plan form a part of this role.
You will support the development and implementation of children's services partnership arrangements between the department and key partner agencies in the public and voluntary sectors in Surrey. You will also support the provision of high quality, accessible and informative communications in respect of services provided by the children's services partnership, building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support business efficiency and service improvement. This role will also support the SSCP’s statutory functions with regard to learning from serious child safeguarding incidents.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/08/2022 with interviews to follow.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Maggie Pugh by email at Margaret.Pugh@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.