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Child Protection Convenor - Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service (SQAS)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated team player to join the service. If you are flexible, dynamic, solution-focused and good communicator, with experience in business support for frontline and operational services this could be a great opportunity.

You will support our Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Service, including Child Protection Chairs, Independent Reviewing Officers and Designated Officers who are based across the County.

We welcome the opportunity to speak to any interested candidates so please feel free to email: and they can agree a mutually agreeable time to call you.

What will you be doing?

  • The role will require you to convene, all aspects of Child Protection Conferences. This includes preparing and distributing invitation letters, booking meeting venues, and collating reports.
  • Ensure that all electronic records are accurate and up to date in relation to Child Protection Conferences.
  • Provide proactive support to Child Protection Chairs.
  • Liaise with Social Worker teams, external agencies and representatives as appropriate in matters relating to the clerical/administrative procedures for the service.
  • You will work closely and jointly with the other service members as required to ensure continuity of support for Children Services and undertake other tasks as appropriate to the role to meet the needs of the business.

About you

  • You have good organisational skills and can prioritise and work independently to strict deadlines.
  • You have emotional resilience, be able to process information of a sensitive nature.
  • You find it easy to relate to a wide variety of people in a warm, calm and professional manner.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a fluency in written English.
  • You are adaptable, enjoy and have experience, of working within a fast changing dynamic environment.

When applying please ensure your supporting statement covers how you fulfil the essential criteria set out in the attached person specification. You will need to provide a full employment history including any gaps since leaving full time education.

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 2 Day Induction Programme
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Monthly quality supervision

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 

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