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Strategic Safeguarding Partnership Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10276
  • Published: Mon 13/09/2021, 12:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,966 - £47,822 plus Market Related Supplement of £6,148.08 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Strategic Safeguarding Partnership Manager

Team: Professional Standards

Job Family: CBG13 Supporting

Salary: £43,966 - £47,822 plus Market Related Supplement of £6,148.08 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable  

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment, 18 months from 1 November 2021

Closing Date: 26 September 2021 

Interview Date: w/c 4 October 2021


More about the role:

The Strategic Safeguarding Manager is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective strategic and operational functioning of the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board by providing advice, guidance and support to the Board members and partners. This multi-agency forum ensures the three statutory safeguarding partner agencies collaborate to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in the local area as laid out in Working Together 2018. 

As the Strategic Safeguarding Manager, you will be part of the Central Bedfordshire Council Children’s Services Professional Standards Service, reporting to the Head of Professional Standards and Principal Social Worker. A Safeguarding Children Board Business Support Officer will report to you and provide support in delivery of the service. This is a fixed term position of 18 months from 1 November 2021, secondments are invited.

The Strategic Safeguarding Manager plans, implements, reviews and evaluate multi-agency activity to ensure great outcomes for families using up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, research and best practice. You will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of multi-agency service improvement plans.

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to serving all residents and ensuring vulnerable residents are supported and safeguarded.  As Strategic Safeguarding Manager you will be supporting this outcome by making sure that the multi-agency partnership is well briefed and responsive to local and national issues so that services are responsive and effective.  The role is unusual, challenging, and exciting role.  This is because the responsibilities and duties are varied and wide, including driving the operational activity of the Safeguarding Board as well as supporting strategic oversight. 

An ability to lead and communicate in respect of policy analysis, application of legislation, and evaluation and interpretation of a broad range of data is required for this post. For this reason, the successful applicant will be qualified to degree level (Level 5) or equivalent. Experience and awareness of safeguarding issues is required, and experience of leading effective service development is essential.

Join us, and take advantage of our rewards package, agile working, and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness in Central Bedfordshire by helping us to deliver outstanding services to the local community.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Ruth Coals at or call 0300 300 6664.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.