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Superintendent – National Strategic Children’s Safeguarding Reform Coordinator

OCC, Wymondham
Full Time (40 hours) Secondment to 27 Sept 2019 
closing date: Friday 28 September at 5pm
Please quote Ref: NSCSRC on application form

Following the enactment of the Children and Social Work Act (2017) and publication of updated working together guidance, reform is required across the police service in England around local strategic multi-agency child safeguarding arrangements. The requirement for Local Safeguarding Children’s Board’s (LSCB’s) in their current form has been abolished. In its place equal responsibility is placed on the Chief Constable, Chief Executive of the local authority and Lead Officer in the Clinical Commissioning Group to design, implement and monitor new safeguarding arrangements. The overall direction is to allow greater discretion to tailor local arrangements, enable innovation and achieve better outcomes for children in what is one of our most complex and highest risk business areas. 

To support successful implementation, the Home Office have provided funding to the Vulnerability Coordination Centre (VCC) to recruit a substantive Superintendent to coordinate the national response. Reporting to the head of the VCC, the Superintendent will be responsible for engaging with all forces in England via nominated chief officer leads and a range of national stakeholders from across Her Majesties Government and safeguarding partners. At the local level, the Superintendent will be expected to review and contribute to local planning through peer review, sharing insight and providing challenge where appropriate. At a national level, the Superintendent will be expected to map and report on implementation progress at a range of forums and work proactively with police forces and partners to support the development of solutions to recurring challenges or gaps in practice identified. Overall a key aim will be to support benefits realisation of the opportunities the new legislation and guidance provides and reduce the potential for poor outcomes for children and young people as a result.

The post will involve remote working and travel nationally.

Those officers interested are requested to provide evidence of the following as part of their application:  

  • Experience of involvement in Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) arrangements and observations of key opportunities and potential threats resulting from changes to national legislation and guidance (400 words).
  • Evidence of effective strategic multi-agency partnership working (300 words)
  • Evidence of effective negotiating and influencing to a range of stakeholders (300 words).
  • Evidence of ability to research and write policy and strategic reports at a force or wider level (300 words)
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and demonstrate effective project management (300 words)
  • Confirmation of their ability to travel in line with role requirements

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role. 

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The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].