Conference and Reviewing Officer

7 days left

41643.00 - 44680.00 GBP Annual + (inclusive of market supplement)
25 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Job Type

Six month temporary/fixed term contract or secondment for internal employees

We're looking for an experienced Social Worker, with some management experience and an interest in child protection work, who has the skills to effectively chair child protection conferences and ensure that all partners contribute to keeping children safe and improving their lives.


The Conference and Reviewing Service is a team of 13 experienced social work staff, supported by an administrative team. The team are responsible via the Operational Lead and Service Manager to Head of Service, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance/Principal Social Worker and are located in operational Children's Services. The team is based in Monkton park but there are opportunities to work flexibly across the hubs.

About the role

The Conference and Reviewing team is based within Wiltshire's Safeguarding Quality Assurance Service. Our Conferencing and Reviewing Officers (CROs) are responsible for organising and chairing child protection conferences and reviews for looked after children, ensuring that there is clear focus on what needs to happen to keep children safe and improve their life chances. CROs also have a role in monitoring the delivery of the Child protection plan to ensure that children and young people do not experience drift and delay

About you

You will need to be confident in identifying and constructively challenging any practice that does not keep children safe or put their interests first. You will need to listen to and understand children and young people's views and be able to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages.

*A 10% market supplement payment is applicable to Conference and Reviewing Officers. This market supplement payment recognises the market pay rate for roles in this area of children's services. All market supplement payments are subject to review on an annual basis.

Your substantive manager must agree to you transferring to the secondment role. This agreement must be sought in principle before applying for the seconded role. If the secondment will impact significantly on service delivery, your substantive manager may not agree to the secondment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.