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Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board is seeking a new Independent Chair – deadline extended to Friday 2 October 2020

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board is seeking an Independent Chair. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to work directly with the three strategic partners and lead our safeguarding children’s partnership. The Board has some big safeguarding issues to tackle: neglect, child exploitation and keeping children safe in education. As a partnership we are committed to keeping children at the centre of our work and are looking for a leader that will help us to do this as we improve our practice.

The Independent Chair will work closely with senior leaders from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements Executive Group, meeting on a regular basis for guidance and direction, with a delegated scheme of decision making. They will chair strategic meetings such as the OSCB Full Board and the Business Group working with organisations delivering services to children across Oxfordshire. They will also work closely with the Director of Children’s Services in Oxfordshire County Council and the Lead Members for services delivered to children.

Any individuals wishing to discuss the role may contact the Children’s Services Directorate team on 01865 815122 to make an appointment to speak with the Director. Applicants should apply for this two-year post using the Application Form. They are also requested to submit their CV.

The closing date for applications is 10:00 on Friday 2 October 2020.  Successful candidates will be then be invited to a round of interviews withpanels comprising young people, board members and the MASA executive to take place 5th to 7th of October.

Applications made by individuals should be returned to oscb@oxfordshire.gov.uk