Independent Reviewing Officer

Posted on 28 November 2021

  • DirectorateBHCC: Families Children & Learning
  • LocationBrighton
  • Salary£49,765 - £54,566
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/3763/19341
Positions available 2
Working hours 37 and 22 hours
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Social Work - Children
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

An opportunity has arisen for two Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO) (37 hours and 22 hours) with the Safeguarding & Review Service. Your role will be to chair Child Protection Conferences, Reviews for Children Looked After and the completion of Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) as and when required.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage and would welcome applicants from Black and racially minoritised communities, as well as individuals who identify as disabled, who are currently under-represented in our current workforce.

Interviews to be held on 11 January 2022.

For an informal discussion, please ask to speak with Sharon Martin, Head of Safeguarding and Review on 01273 295973.

About the role

We are seeking someone with significant experience of the IRO role who is looking to work flexibly. In addition, you will need to have significant experience of working creatively with children and be able to build strong, meaningful relationships with children from diverse backgrounds, their families and key agencies.

As part of the Performance & Safeguarding Families, Children & Learning Directorate you will have a key role in ensuring effective plans are in place that ensure children are kept safe and outcomes are met.

Our model is based on relationship-based practice and a strengths-based approach using relationships with families to affect change.

Brighton & Hove City Council have a 'Good' Ofsted rating for children's social care services. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

Please read the attached job description for details of the role.

For this post you must hold a Professional Social Work Qualification and be registered as a social worker with the Social Work England. You must also have management experience.

At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Career average pension scheme
  • Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
  • An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Staff discounts
  • A range of other staff benefits

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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

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