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Child Protection Conference Chair/ IRO (part time 18.5 hrs)
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: JOB00881
  • Published: Thu 04/08/2022, 4:46 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5
  • Salary: £25,933 - £27,026 pro rata for 18.5 hrs p/w (inclusive of 5.5% market premia, LWA and Essential Car User Allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Child Protection Conference Chair/ IRO (part time 18.5 hrs)

Your chairing skills and robust plans will help us safeguard the children at risk of harm and you will contribute to the care planning for the children in our care.

We help our most vulnerable families to get their lives firmly on track.

We are an Ofsted graded Outstanding council because we are passionate about improving the wellbeing of our vulnerable children.

You're going to have a big impact on what we do, so you'll be trusted to take ownership of your work. This is a challenging role but you will have excellent support from your manger, and expert guidance whenever you need it. You will have the benefit of flexi working and the chance to express your ideas about how we can make our service better. We do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done. Put simply, we change lives for the better.

Because we're Bracknell Forest.

What it's like working in our team...

  • We are a small team of experienced workers working closely together and committed to maintaining a clear focus on meeting the statutory requirements embedded in, for example, the BF Child Protection Procedures, Working Together, Keeping Children Safe in Education and the IRO Handbook to support positive outcomes for children on child protection plans and children in care.
  • We maintain high aspirations for all our children, developing strong partnership working to ensure our children are safe within their families and achieving their full potential in stable care arrangements. We offer high support to families holistically and high challenge to achieve this.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...

  • Chairing of child protection conferences and related quality assurance activity in line with child protection procedures and ensuring the voice of the child is central to the safeguarding arrangements for them.
  • Quality assuring the care planning arrangements for each child, ensuring their wishes and feelings fully contribute to the planning for them and in line with the statutory guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers.
  • Contribute to service and directorate wide quality assurance activity to support learning and development across the workforce.
  • Support the team to carry out its statutory functions including cover for the Local Authority Designated Officer role.

The benefits you will experience are...

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and supportive working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we're looking for...

We are looking for an experienced, confident and reliable person who is committed and passionate about delivering better outcomes for our children and families. You will have experience of Child Looked After Reviews, Child Protection Conferences and other complex meetings.

Interview date

Interviews will be held on 9th September 2022

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:

Otilia Broadhurst, Team Manager Conference and Reviewing

Tel.: 01344 352046


As part of the Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please.