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Partnership Development and Engagement Officer - Quality & Performance - Woking
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/4230
  • Published: Fri 13/09/2019, 8:35 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 11/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,438 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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Partnership Development and Engagement Officer - Quality & Performance - Woking


£39,438 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

Come and join us in our journey to improve outcomes for Surrey's children, young people and families! Surrey's children's services has a clear focus to work with our partners to support children, young people and families early to prevent crises and improve their outcomes.

The Policy, Planning and Partnerships Service is part of the Quality and Performance Division within the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture department. The small but central partnership function of this service is responsible for managing the new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership, and working with key partners to strengthen strategic and operational partnership working. This includes co-ordinating strategic planning across the children's services partnership. The service area ensures:

  • efficient operation of the new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership, alongside other key partnership governance structures.
  • there are strengthening partnerships across the key agencies providing services for children and families
  • national and local public policy and legislative developments are understood by the department and that the department responds accordingly.
  • there are robust practice procedures and protocols in place for key departmental services e.g. social care; SEND services.
  • inspection readiness and relationship management with our regulators.

Partnership Development and Engagement Officer (PS10: £39,438 - £43,744)

This role will support the development and delivery of key partnership priorities and support key partnership governance structures through developing strong relationships with partners internally and externally, to drive improved outcomes for children, young people and families. The role will include varied partnership work from supporting key partnership sub-groups to be effective and outcome focussed, to taking on specific partnership projects, and coordinating the completion of practice reviews (known as child safeguarding practice reviews).

 For this role we are looking for someone:

  • with a passion for improving outcomes
  • with a strong track record of developing and maintaining relationships and networks with key stakeholders
  • who can analyse complex information and use it to support decision makers
  • who is comfortable with sensitive information about children and families, and can keep task and outcome orientated.
  • who can constructively challenge and be curious, so that the focus always remains on improving the lives of children and families
  • can deliver projects from start to finish

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For an informal discussion contact Andrew Evans on 01372 833992 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date for applications is 11th October 2019.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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