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Independent Chair

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£43,597 - £46,875
Closing date:
05 May 2021 at midday
Cambridgeshire County Council are recruiting 2 permanent full time Independent Chairs.

Independent Chairs work within Safeguarding and Quality Assurance and are responsible for chairing statutory Child Protection Conferences and Child in Care Reviews. This post-holder will need therefore to have the skills and expertise to manage a caseload of children subject to a child protection plan and children in care depending on the need of the service.

The role requires a social work qualification with at least 5 years post qualifying experience in the field of social work with children. As an Independent Chair, you will be asked to chair multi-agency Conferences and Reviews and will take the lead in ensuring the plans for children are SMART.

Your work will involve developing relationships with children and their families ensuring that the child’s voice is central to the planning You will also need to have the skills to communicate effectively with the multi-agency network, and the confidence to escalate any issues of drift or delay directly to senior managers where necessary.

This post requires an agile worker who is flexible, adaptable, and able to travel to meetings both in and out of county. The child protection caseload will be predominantly for the South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City district.

You will be supported in your role through regular 1:1 supervision and monthly team meetings.

This is a P3 post, £43,597 - £46,875

Interviews will be held on May 18.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post please contact: Janet Farr, 07748333596.


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