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.
Interviews will be held on 10th October 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
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.