Lay Member opportunity with HSCB

Are you passionate about the safeguarding of children and young people?

If so you may be just who the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is looking for.

We’re looking for a voluntary Lay Member to join us in making sure that safeguarding children in Hampshire is effective and well-coordinated.

Safeguarding children and young people depends on all agencies, working well together and fulfilling their safeguarding responsibilities. The HSCB is a multi-agency forum that brings together senior representatives from organisations and agencies that work with Hampshire’s children and young people. It helps co-ordinate safeguarding work, ensuring it is effective and improves outcomes for children and young people.

Lay members help us to maintain a focus that reflects the needs of the community. It’s a challenging role but you’ll be well supported, receive training and be reimbursed for your travel expenses. You’ll need to attend our Board meetings and to occasionally be involved in additional work such as attending sub-group meetings and consultation with community groups.

Having a real commitment to improving the lives of children, you’ll be confident in your ability to communicate well and live within Hampshire. Lay Members do not need to have any formal qualifications but in order to ensure that they are independent of current services candidates cannot have worked for one of our partner agencies for at least five years.

Additional information on the application process:

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board and Hampshire Children’s Services are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. These posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For further information, please click on the links below.

HSCB Lay Member Vacancy Summary

HSCB Lay Member Job Summary and Person Specification

Contact name for an informal discussion:

Sophie Butt, HSCB Strategic Partnerships Manager on 01962 876231 or email hscb@hants.gov.uk

To apply: please submit a C. V and written letter of application detailing why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the essential criteria and other related requirements to hscb@hants.gov.uk

Closing Date: 23:59 hours on 17 September 2017

Interview date: 28 September 2017 (morning) in Winchester.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is a statutory body which co-ordinates, monitors and challenges agencies responsible for safeguarding children in Hampshire. To keep children safe and promote their welfare all agencies and the wider community need to understand their responsibilities towards children. Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board provides the platform to discuss and challenge each other to enable the right discussions to be take place and address the very real issues that face children and young people in Hampshire today. All children and young people regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality are considered within the work of the Board. HSCB works with all key statutory and voluntary partner organisations.