Isle of Wight Council

Safeguarding Children Partnership

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Partnership Manager

Hybrid – County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD / Agile Working, there is occasional travel to meetings across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton

Grade 13 £42,923.00 to £46,402.00 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50064284

Closing Date: 01/09/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Are you proactive, enthusiastic, and highly organised?

Are you caring and passionate about improving the lives of children and young people?

If so, we are looking for a Partnership Manager to join our Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership Team. There are many agencies on the Isle of Wight supporting children and young people, and they all work together to ensure they are keeping children safe.

This is a unique opportunity to join a motivated and influential team responsible for coordinating and managing the work of the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership Team (IOWSCP). For more information on the work of the IOWSCP please visit the IOWSCP website Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Everything we do is underpinned by two key principles:

• Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility - for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part.

• A child-centred approach - for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of the individual children whilst recognising the support parents and carers may require.

You will be working closely with the Strategic Partnerships Manager, leaders, and managers from a wide range of partner agencies and chairs of working groups to support delivery of an ambitious business plan. This role also has oversight of the IOWSCP PQA programme to deliver against the statutory requirements outlined in Working Together 2018.

The role is based in Newport, Isle of Wight but there will be a requirement for the postholder to occasionally travel to meetings across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tim Sandle, Strategic Partnership Manager at 07 55115 2753 or  

When submitting your application, please ensure you include your CV and covering letter.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the
Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a 
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 1st September 2022