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Safeguarding Team Leader

Starting from £29,076 per annum pro rata
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Closing date:
14 October 2022 12:00

An exciting opportunity has arisen at North Herts Council to help ensure we safeguard and protect our most vulnerable service users. The Safeguarding Team Leader works with colleagues across the organisation to ensure we protect children and adults throughout our services. You will have experience of:

  • Ensuring safeguarding policies take into account local and national changes
  • Supporting the learning and development of colleagues so that they too can safeguard our most vulnerable service users
  • Developing strong relationships with partners to enable multi agency working
  • Maintaining accurate records of all safeguarding incidents and referrals
  • Providing supportive line management to colleagues
  • Advocating the importance of adherence to safeguarding protocols with colleagues across the organisation at all levels
  • Enabling the organisation to continually improve safeguarding practice through the completion of audits and organisation wide action planning

Whether you have worked in local government or other sectors, we are looking for someone with passion, commitment and transferrable skills and knowledge who has worked with complex cases and supported vulnerable individuals and families.  If you’re keen to learn, you will be supported to gain experience and knowledge and access excellent learning and development opportunities. 

Please note, the successful applicant for the above post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Free cark parking
  • Discounts, including 50% off gym membership
  • Flexible working options including flexi scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)

30 hours per week to be worked over 4-5 days. 

Interviews: Friday 4 November 2022

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Helen Rae, Community Health and Wellbeing Team Leader on 01462 474367.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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