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Head of Safeguarding - Health, Children & Families

Inspiring Futures Through Learning, Milton Keynes, MK11 4BA

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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    17 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

NJC, starting at £58,985 (Full Time Equivalent)

Head of Safeguarding - Health, Children & Families job summary

Job Title: Head of Safeguarding - Health, Children & Families

NJC, starting at £58,985 (Full Time Equivalent)

Full time (37 hours per week), 52weeks per year

Accountableto: CEO

Our ambition is for IFtL to be the best Trust; one that is compassionate and caring with strong foundations, tackling poverty and reducing inequalities within a secure and engaging culture. Indeed, this new post, Head of Safeguarding - Health, Children & Families, will ensure all aspects of vulnerability come under the leadership of a single post. It will be the key driver on ensuring the safeguarding of children and adults, providing leadership of all areas inclusive of neglect, the Mental Health Capacity Act, Prevent and other more complex themes such as domestic abuse. The post holder will be the accountable officer for our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements, work across a broad range of organisational boundaries, leading relationships externally and seek to influence the local, regional and national safeguarding developments.

Job purpose:

The post holder will be required to ensure that the IFtL staff and contracted staff are all up to date with Safeguarding training, providing leadership and safeguarding supervision to the Designated Safeguarding Leads and the participation in the Safeguarding partnership arrangements across Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. The post holder will act as a point of expertise, work collaboratively with school leaders and within our Governance structures and will be accountable for all statutory aspects and safeguarding & child/ adult protection being met.

Additionally, and in line with the Green Paper, the post holder will be responsible for the strategic development of services aligned to our levelling up agenda; leading a diverse range of people/teams fundamental to transforming how we support children and families at the highest level – a ‘family first approach’, recognising that family is fundamental to our Safeguarding package. Indeed, providing leadership in the realms of, but not exclusive to social care, health, mental health, early help, children in care, learning disabilities and aspect of education and inclusion. The successful candidate will create and embed an early intervention service, delivering effective resource in the right place at the right time.

The successful candidate will also lead this within IFtL, linking the development of people to our learning platform. Thus ensuring that staff throughout the organisation have the skills and expertise to offer outstanding practice as well as enhancing their own learning and career opportunities with us.

The journey is fast paced, exciting and forward thinking. This senior strategic leadership role will require passion, experience and expertise in driving forward our agenda, setting a new strategy for the Trust that delivers on its core mission. Now is a perfect and exciting time to join us, lead our transformation and be a pivotal part of the team. The post will report to the CEO. This will help strengthen our championing of safeguarding and social work practice, ensuring a strong connection and line of sight from strategic leaders to those on the front line.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working within the strategic objectives, the post holder will devise, implement, and monitor the strategy. Evaluate, interpret and locally implement best practice using an evidence-based approach
  • Working with the Safeguarding Partners across Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire and ensuring engagement with all Local Authority Safeguarding Leads
  • Ensure that in all multi-agency safeguarding arrangements education is included as a statutory partner
  • Provide strong leadership and ensure the development of the safeguarding teams within IFtL
  • To provide expert advice and support about highly complex and unique safeguarding cases which do not have obvious solutions
  • To be a member of various boards that require strategic input in relation to safeguarding and child/ adult protection
  • To work with designated and specialist practitioners in all aspects of their work ensuring strong work plans are in place, regularly reviewed and that delivery against objectives are monitored
  • Take the lead in the coordination of training and development and recruitment activity across the Directorate and beyond as required
  • Promote consistency across all school safeguarding teams and ensure that critical decision making is never made in isolation and teams’ wellbeing is supported

We encourage applicants to note the full job description and person specification details available onhttps://www.iftl.co.uk/why-join-iftl/careers/

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2022

Interviews: Week commencing the 24th October 2022

As part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, successful candidates will have full access to our staff benefits package, including private medical insurance, a bespoke CPD package, enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave, Employee Assistance Programme, LGPS Pension with significant monthly employer contribution. In addition, access to an Employee Benefits Scheme including discount on gym memberships, cinema tickets, retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and much more.

Allschool-basedposts are defined as Regulated Activity and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced with Barred List Criminal Records Bureau check.

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About Inspiring Futures Through Learning

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Multi-academy trust

Our ambition is for IFtL to be the best Trust; one that is compassionate and caring with strong foundations, tackling poverty and reducing inequalities within a secure and engaging culture. Indeed, this new post, Head of Safeguarding - Health, Children & Families, will ensure all aspects of vulnerability come under the leadership of a single post. It will be the key driver on ensuring the safeguarding of children and adults, providing leadership of all areas inclusive of neglect, the Mental Health Capacity Act, Prevent and other more complex themes such as domestic abuse. The post holder will be the accountable officer for our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements, work across a broad range of organisational boundaries, leading relationships externally and seek to influence the local, regional and national safeguarding developments.

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