Safeguarding Vacancies & Opportunities

 The Walsall Safeguarding Partnership

Independent Chair (Adults and Children)



The Walsall Safeguarding Partnership (Adults and Children)

Job Location



Estimated 72 days per annum

Contract Type

12 month contract with an extension option of 2 x 12 months


£600 daily rate (includes expenses)

Closing Date

27th January, 2021 at 12 noon

Interview Date

22nd and 26th February, 2021

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Content “About the Role”

Walsall Safeguarding Partnership are seeking applications from individuals whose passion, vision and commitment to safeguarding some of the most vulnerable members of society matches, and challenges that of our own.

This role requires an outstanding individual with proven experience of managing complex issues and meetings at a senior level, particularly in partnership settings, and who has a significant operational and strategic understanding of the safeguarding agenda.  The successful candidate will need to evidence they can:

  • Consistently provide strong leadership, strategic vision;

  • Demonstrate excellent negotiation and influencing skills;

  • Demonstrate experience in building and maintaining productive partnerships;

  • Analyse complex information and provide robust scrutiny and challenge.

  • Have detailed understanding of relevant regulations

  • Have the ability to ensure all partner agencies in Walsall collaborate effectively to safeguard children, promote their welfare and improve outcomes

The full Advert and Description of duties is downloadable below

Closing date – 27th January 2021 at 12 noon

Additional Information

Note: This is a tender opportunity. The successful person will contract directly with the Council and will provide the services detailed in the duties and specification documents and will contract under the Councils terms and conditions.

The fees paid for this role will be on a day rate basis. The contract term is 12 months with an extension option of 2X 12 months and the annual value is estimated at up to £43,200 based on attendance of 72 days per annum. This contract is “for services” and will sit outside of IR35. It is not an employed position.

To apply, please go to review the instructions to tender and submit a bid through the Intend System.

Contact Details


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact, Lindsey Perkin PA to Sally Rowe Executive Director Children’s Services on or Mandy Smith PA to Kerrie Allward, Executive Director Adult Social Care to arrange a call with an Executive Director.



Walsall Independent Chair Advert
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