Interim Assistant Director Safeguarding Children

Woodrow Mercer
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2 Jun 2022
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Woodrow Mercer has been approached by an NHS Organization based in the North-West to source an interim Band 8b Assistant Director Safeguarding Looked after Children to lead the service on providing positive outcomes for safeguarding children

This role is a full-time position which will include 1-2 days on site and the remaining working from home. This position will be for a period of 3-6 months initially with a strong chance of extension

Job Description

The post holder will have the responsibility to provide clinical/professional leadership to inform the strategic direction of safeguarding children in the Wigan Borough working as operational manager for the safeguarding children, Children in Care and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) elements of the Safeguarding Team.

Further responsibilities include:

  • To provide and promote an expert clinical leadership role in safeguarding children to support the CCG
  • To contribute to the strategic development of all safeguarding children services, working across a broad range of organisations and agencies
  • To support the Equality and Diversity agenda within the health economy of the Wigan Borough and assist those who have lead responsibility for Equality and Diversity to relate this to safeguarding practices
  • To advocate that the health economy across the Wigan Borough meets its statutory responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children.

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Qualified Registered Nurse
  • Team/Service Operational Management experience
  • Significant experience Safeguarding Looked after Children
  • Worked at a senior (Band 8a minimum) level within a children’s-oriented role

Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • Qualified Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN)

If you would like to apply and have a confidential conversation about this position, then please don’t hesitate to contact Jack Green at and attach your CV, alternatively you can contact on 07946 749072.


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