Job Title: Safeguarding & Incident Monitoring Officer
Salary Range: £35,745 to £39,880 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 month Secondment / Fixed Term Contract
Based in the Public Health Contracts and Commissioning Team, you will report to an experienced Commissioning Manager and provide support to the department’s Safeguarding Group to progress activities that support the inclusion of safeguarding in all Public Health services, and monitor the degree to which Public Health meets the safeguarding standards.
This will include reviewing safeguarding capacity and skills across the Public Health department workforce, developing activities to promote safeguarding, and supporting quality assurance arrangements for internal and contracted services.
You will monitor incidents, both internal to Public Health and reported by commissioned services, and analyse and report on themes and trends. You will ensure that any investigations are undertaken in line with polices and procedures, and work with contract managers to confirm that any learning points have been embedded in practice.
You will support contract managers in undertaking quality assurance visits and other mechanisms to ensure the safeguarding policies and processes within the service meet our requirements. As such you will need to keep abreast of best practice around monitoring of safeguarding practices to inform contract management processes around safeguarding to inform and develop the department’s Quality Assurance Framework.
You will support the various self-assessments set by the Safeguarding Adults Board and the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and play a key role in implementing any recommendations for improvement.
You will liaise with safeguarding, incident monitoring and quality assurance leads in other departments and partner agencies across the county, to contribute to the development of consistent and effective practice. You will also represent the department at a range of sub-groups.
In addition to your CV, please provide a supporting statement with your application which includes examples and evidence of when you have demonstrated the attributes listed below.
Closing Date: 21st October 2020
Interview Dates: 5th & 6th November 2020
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.