The role

Would you like the opportunity to play a central role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in Southwark?

Do you want to use your great organisational skills to help support and deliver the business support of the Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Southwark has a strong record of partnership working in the delivery of safeguarding services. We are looking for an experienced manager with extensive knowledge of children and adult safeguarding issues coupled with proven leadership and influencing skills which will equip you for this high profile role at the centre of Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) and Southwark Safeguarding Adult Board (SSAB). With a focus on effective inter-agency working, you will share the board’s commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

The post provides business support in order to ensure the effectiveness of inter-agency working in relation to services for safeguarding children and adults and in particular to ensure that the Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) and the Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) are each an effective body for promoting excellence in multi-agency services to protect children and adults.

The post provides support in arranging meetings, minute taking, coordination of activities, progressing action plans, and acting as first point of contact to the SSCP and SSAB and their Subgroups and manages the joint business unit that supports the SSCP and SSAB.

About You:

Your experience of taking minutes, arranging meetings, diary management and being first point of contact is what we are looking for. It would be helpful if you have worked in health, social care or policing.  Excellent communication and networking skills, and confidence in working with a team of senior managers from a wide range of agencies would help you in this role.

About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

Additional details

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mary Moroney at

Benefits and more information:

To support you in your role, we offer:

•  Regular supervision with your line manager, providing opportunities for reflection and learning
•  Access to in-house and bespoke training opportunities
•  Regular service development days

In return for all your hard work, skills and experience, you will receive:

•  A competitive base salary (pro rata for part time staff)
•  Strong supportive senior management team
•  Regular one to one supervision
•  Professional development & training opportunities
•  Clear career development pathways
•  Agile and flexible working arrangements
•  Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
•  Season ticket and cycle loans
•  Annual Leave starting at 27 days per year, increasing to 35 (with length of service) (pro rata for part time staff)
•  Wellbeing programme
•  HSF Health plan and eye care scheme
•  EAP employee assistance programme, confidential counselling and support
•  Social clubs and staff groups

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

•  Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
•  Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
•  If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition


Recruitment timetable

Closing Date: 18/07/2024 at 23:59

Interview Date: 30/07/2024

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.