Safeguarding Governance Senior Officer

Basic Overview
Salary: £40/hour
Job Type: Full Time / Contract
Minimum Salary: 40.00
Maximum Salary: 40.00
Job Location: London

Safeguarding Governance Senior Office

3-month Contract with potential to extend.


Hybrid-working model – The successful candidate is expected to attend the office a minimum of 2 days a week and the rest of the week, work from home.

About the Job:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Social Worker to join our team of Senior practitioners in Safeguarding and Governance team to drive forward Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Practice and Performance improvements across Newham partnerships.

This is a complex and challenging role that requires skilled, considered approach to work alongside internal and external senior level stakeholders to support the Local Authority to fulfil its statutory obligations. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible approach in the context of a constantly fast portfolio.

The post is suitable for a person with extensive experience in Safeguarding; both at operational and strategic levels, experience in supervision of staff and possession of in depth understanding of audit cycles, quality assurance and performance to improve practice.

As part of this role you will be developing, implementing and monitoring policy and practice to ensure safeguarding work is Care Act compliant and in line with the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal.

Key duties will be;

*To monitor data exceptions from the Local Authority systems, ensuring safeguarding activity is updated in preparation for the relevant performance returns.

*Assist in the development of safeguarding data trends and themes for presentation to managers and partners.

*Attend meetings and learning events to deliver Safeguarding Adults awareness, information and advice.

*To assist and participate in the Safeguarding Adults Board sub-groups when requested, including the SARs panel and associated work.

*To act as portfolio lead on allocated areas.

*To assist in providing advice, guidance and support to ensure good governance for all safeguarding activity in the London Borough of Newham.

*To deliver thematic training relating to Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Liberty Protection Safeguards where required.

Essential skills:

* Qualified Social worker/ or equivalent professional health and social care qualification with practice education qualification or previous experience in line management.

* Excellent working knowledge of Safeguarding Adults procedures and current issues including governance and quality assurance

* Good written, communication and negotiation skills.

* Excellent ICT skills including excel and data scrutiny

* Ability to work on own initiative in a busy, fast paced environment.

* Must be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, Adult LADO, SARs, Leder reviews and Health and Social Care Act requirements