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Safeguarding Children Partnership Business Unit Manager

Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 22 May
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Childrens Safeguarding Services
Job reference
Job reference: CYSS000989
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The job itself

East Riding Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (ERSCP) is looking for a highly effective and motivated professional to become our full time, permanent Safeguarding Children Partnership Business Unit Manager.

Hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, this newly created role is an exciting and challenging opportunity that will put you at heart of safeguarding children partnership work, where you will have a platform to influence practice improvement activities to help keep our children and young people safe.

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership is responsible for ensuring services and agencies work together effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people locally. The three Safeguarding Partners, the Police, Local Authority and Health, work together with a wide range of organisations to formulate the local arrangements for safeguarding children, in consultation with key stakeholders including children and young people. The aim is to ensure that children and young people are effectively safeguarded from harm and supported to thrive to achieve their best outcomes in life.

You will be a key player in supporting the Safeguarding Children Partnership driving forward the partnership priorities through strong strategic planning and co-ordination to achieve successful outcomes for children and their families, and in building safe strong communities. Passionate about the voice of young people and their families, you will be instrumental in developing participation and engagement strategies to inform and improve service planning and delivery. You will lead the engagement and consultation with key stakeholders and member agencies of the ERSCP to ensure system wide learning and improvement, and will be responsible for ensuring a collaborative approach to strategies, policy and procedures across the partnership.

You will be experienced and confident in working and representing the partnership at a senior executive level, and will be expected to support and work alongside the independent scrutineer of the Partnership. You will be approachable and have the skills to lead and manage a small business unit team, along with the partnership budget.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader with the drive and commitment to work with partners to ensure children, young people and their families are effectively safeguarded and supported. You will be joining a senior leadership team and partnership team that supports each other and is committed to collaborative working.

East Riding office spaces are only 3 - 6 miles from Hull, 13 miles from North Lincolnshire, 20 miles from North East Lincolnshire, 22 miles from Doncaster, 17 miles from Scarborough and 14 miles from York, with strong access routes via the M62 and A1079.

Our model of practice

Stronger Together: ‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.

We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this is set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families and communities. Our Stronger Together approach is strengths based, solution-focussed, and relational recognising that the very best work with families takes place within the context of excellent, collaborative relationships.

A well embedded model ensures we all have something to centre our practice on so that, while the work may be different, all of our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.

Other important information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

East Riding office spaces are only 3 - 6 miles from Hull, 13 miles from North Lincolnshire, 20 miles from North East Lincolnshire, 22 miles from Doncaster, 17 miles from Scarborough and 14 miles from York, with strong access routes via the M62 and A1079.


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Jo Gomerson
Strategic Lead
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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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