Salary range: £52,866 - £56,100 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
A Fulfilling Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
To ensure that children are not harmed by people who work and volunteer with children by responding promptly, effectively and confidentially to allegations and concerns from all organisations offering a service to children, ensuring high standards of professional practice consistent with legislation and statutory guidance, specifically Children Act 2004, Working Together, and Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against staff who work with children.
To challenge and support agencies to take appropriate and timely steps to safeguard children from neglect and abuse by professionals, volunteers and those in public office who have direct contact or responsibility for children.
To provide accurate information to senior managers across all services and agencies contributing to the care and protection of young people, of the extent and nature of allegations against people working and volunteering with children and young people.
We are looking to recruit friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our expanding Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit and we want to hear from you if you:
- Have excellent innovation skills to join us on our journey to excellence
- Have the ability to work and contribute to a team
- Have a flexible approach when the need arises
We are looking for an experienced qualified Social Worker who is registered with Social Work England. You will need to have experience of chairing meetings and coordinating complex allegation management. You will need to have extensive knowledge and understanding of legislation and guidance relating to looked After Children and Safeguarding.
You will also be highly organised and able to work on your own initiative to ensure that processes and procedures are followed. You need to be highly professional, with a comprehensive understanding of harm and abuse as well as data protection, local and national policies and procedures.
Closing Date: 3 October 2021 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 18 October 2021
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.