• Vacancy Reference Number
    535
  • End Date:
    23 Jun 2024 at 23:59
  • All Departments
    Adult Social Care
  • Advertising Salary
    £42,855 - £44,862 (PO2)
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Hours Per Week
    35
  • Working Pattern
    Full time

About The Role

 An exciting new opportunity has arisen in Islington Safeguarding Adults Unit.  

The Islington Safeguarding Adults Board is recruiting to the post of a Board Officer. We are a highly ambitious Board working collaboratively with all partner agencies to achieve its aspiration that all adults within Islington are safeguarded from abuse and neglect in a way that supports them to make choices and have control about how they live.

Working in a small dynamic team the successful candidate will have experience of working within in a multi-agency setting, have a good working knowledge of safeguarding adult legislation and policies, including the function and responsibilities of a Safeguarding Adults Board and be able to develop policies and reports to a high standard.

The Board Officer will work closely with the Board Manager, Board’s Independent Chair and partner organisations. They will play an integral part in supporting the implementation of the Board’s strategic plan and the work of the subgroups in delivering this. They will have a focus on supporting the Board in gaining assurance of effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements across the partnership. This will involve providing contribution to the development of policy and practice through the work of the Board’s subgroups and partnership working arrangements.

For further information please email Sobia Masood, Safeguarding Adults Board Manager [email protected].

Working for the team, service and our organisation

Islington is a place rich with diversity and culture. As a council our sense of purpose couldn’t be clearer: we serve. It’s in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and as one of the largest employers we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive. 

To do this, everyone who works at Islington Council lives by a set of values which guide us in everything that we do: collaborative, ambitious, resourceful, and empowering. They spell out ‘CARE’, which is what we think public service is all about. 

Watch our video to hear more about our mission and how you can help us achieve it from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

Recruitment information
 
It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 
 
Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check with adult's barred list, qualifications check and 5 years referencing. 
 
Please note: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.

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