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Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Business Manager

Safeguarding Children Board Business Manager needed with Oxfordshire County Council

Start Date- April

Location - Oxford

Duration - Initially 4 months

Hours per week - 37 hours per week

Salary - £33 ltd an hour


  • To lead on the development and delivery of the strategic work of the Oxfordshire Children's Safeguarding Board (OSCB) in accordance with Working Together 2018 and the Oxfordshire MASA ensuring it fulfils statutory duties by leading on the multi-agency planning process, generating effective collaboration between Board members and driving the work of sub-groups and local panels.

  • To be accountable to and report to the OSCB Independent Chair and the MASA executive group, at Chief Executive level across the County Council, Health partners and Thames Valley Police

  • To ensure the reputation of the partnership and the integrity of its operations are upheld to the highest level and to identify and escalate both strategic and operational risks at the earliest possible opportunity

  • To take the lead responsibility for communications to raise the profile of the OSCB and awareness of safeguarding issues throughout Oxfordshire with a specific role to analyse and provide annual reports for the partnership so that key messages and emerging trends are disseminated, accessible and known across the county by all partners and political groups

  • To lead and act as the first point of contact in negotiating high profile and challenging decisions with the National Panel and the Department of Education on behalf of the partnership's senior executives, particularly in relation to Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Rapid Reviews

  • To take the lead responsibility for partnership quality assurance activities, from audit work to case reviews including responsibility for Rapid Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

What is required?

  • Educated to degree level and/or a professional qualification in an area related to adults, children and young people

  • Knowledge of safeguarding arrangements, procedures and the functions of local safeguarding children boards

  • 2 years experience of working in a service related to adults, children and young people

  • Experience of leading and managing a team and budget

  • Substantial experience of direct involvement in child protection and safeguarding casework and processes

  • Experience of developing and writing annual reports, service plans, specifications and/or policies and procedures to a high standard

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;

  • A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact

  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!

  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK

  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.

  • Payroll service twice a week.

  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.

  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.

  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.

  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.