Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

Kirklees
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance
37
Huddersfield
Full Time, Permanent
18-19
to £61,751 (pay award pending)

We’re Kirklees… are you?

In Kirklees we are focused on outcomes more than process and believe that to achieve the best outcomes for local citizens we need to be thinking “People, Place, Partners” and “working with rather than doing to.”  We have a significant programme of investment in the physical infrastructure of our towns and villages that builds on our rich history.  We are committed to an inclusive Kirklees and to ensuring that everyone benefits from improved outcomes.  We recognise that this means we need to pay particular attention to how we work with some of our more vulnerable citizens and how we create the conditions for people to be more active citizens. We have invested in our leadership team and as a result of promotions have Head of Service opportunities available.

We are looking for an innovative and knowledgeable senior professional with significant experience of working in a safeguarding environment to join our leadership team. You will have operational responsibility for the Kirklees Adult Safeguarding Board and for adult social care quality and performance. Through the direct line management of the Principal Social worker and matrix arrangements with other key posts including the Principal Occupational Therapist, this role will ensure a system wide focus on safeguarding and robust social care practice at all levels You will provide direction and leadership to your teams, developing services to meet future needs and embed and enhance safeguarding.

This is an exciting time to join us, with the opportunity to work within a strong, experienced team enthusiastic to reshape pathways and practice to ensure a strengths-based approach.

For an informal conversation please contact Amanda Evans on 01484 221000.

03 June 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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