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This will be a 3-year contract working 35 days per year

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st September 2019

Candidates who are successful at shortlist stage will be required to take part in a two-stage interview process. Preliminary interview date TBC. Final interview date will take place on Monday 30th September 2019.


We are looking for an individual with substantial knowledge and experience of Adult Safeguarding Policy and Practice. Someone who understands the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal and who is passionate about ensuring that vulnerable adults receive the best possible service from both our statutory agencies and those across the voluntary and private sector who support in making this happen. You will need to demonstrate extensive experience in chairing strategic partnerships.


Are you someone who can communicate well in a range of settings from public meetings to briefings for County Councillors and who is confident to engage with Senior Managers across a range of organisations? Can you offer an independent voice, representing the views of all partners whilst retaining the ability to challenge around improvement and effectiveness when required? If so we would like to hear from you.


There is a parallel process running alongside this for the Chair of the Childrens Safeguarding Board. We are certainly open to applicants applying for both roles, as we recognise that there is some synergy in having one person in both roles, but we do want to ensure the successful applicant (or applicants) fully understand the specific roles and responsibilities of each Board.

You will need to hold a professional qualification in a field related to Adult Safeguarding or demonstrate considerable relevant experience..


The role requires a leader who is self-motivated and accomplished in supporting a range of partners in senior roles. You also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to engage and motivate stakeholders and partner agencies to promote the right of individuals to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.


To arrange an informal chat with the hiring manager please contact Kerry Duggan on 03300583330.


Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.


If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider



Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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