Are you

An experienced senior children’s safeguarding manager?

Skilled in leading and driving practice improvement?

Able to work in an interim capacity as part of a senior management team?

Interim 3 month assignment – immediate start

Competitive pay rate

WorkwithYork are working with major Local Authority clients to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Interim Group Manager for Safeguarding Interventions.

York is a great city (recently voted the best place in Britain to live). Its culture, geography, lively and diverse community make it a great place for children and families to live. Children’s Services are determined that the most vulnerable children and young people share this experience.

In November 2016 York was rated as Good by the Ofsted Single inspection. However they are not complacent and are moving into the next phase in the delivery of their vision for children and families.

The authority developed an innovative model for delivering child in need services which has attracted national attention. This service, which is part of the safeguarding interventions group, ensures that children, young people and their families receive focussed and timely help and support.

To assist them with this we are seeking a passionate and experienced group manager for this interim position responsible for all areas of Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is essential that you have court experience as you will oversee and provide guidance on Child Protection court processes/cases. Recent experience of managing Ofsted processes would also be helpful.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please call Carolyn Clarke on 01904 566066.

To apply, in the first instance, please email your up to date CV including details of two referees.

To apply for this vacancy you must be able to work in the United Kingdom.

WorkwithYork is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects candidates to share this commitment. Unless holding a relevant DBS on the Update Service, we require successful candidates to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Applications for this position are closed, but if you’re interested in similar positions get in touch and we’ll contact you when something becomes available.

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