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Head of Safeguarding and Quality


Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Monday 10 October 2022

A rare opportunity in East Sussex County Council for a confident leader to join our senior, strategic leadership team as a Head of Service for Adult Safeguarding & Quality. Building on solid foundations you will lead multi-agency working in respect of adult safeguarding activity within the county, ensuring the County Council has effective interventions and safeguarding processes. Pivotal to this role will be a commitment to stakeholder and partnership engagement through the East Sussex Safer Adults Board, Sussex Health and Care Partnership and the wider community.

We take a whole system approach to improving outcomes for adults and older people with partnership working at its heart. Strong relationships and structures for joint and integrated system leadership with the NHS are used to plan, commission and deliver health and care services across the County and we play an active system leadership role with NHS partners within the Sussex Integrated Care System at both Sussex wide and East Sussex levels.

For a confidential chat about this opportunity please contact our retained advisors at The McLean Partnership: Jonathan Swain 07733 304094 or Rebecca Rampat 07957 730 837.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/31131/27316

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £64,844 - £70,903 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 10/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Management