Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership Co-ordinator



Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Commencing 1 June 2021

Duration 12 months

Do you have a passion for supporting children and families to achieve their potential?

Can you play a key role in transforming how agencies in Newcastle work together to deliver services with children and families?

If so, this opportunity could be for you.

This is an exciting time to work in children’s services in Newcastle. Through our innovative work as part of the DFE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme (read more about our work with the DfE and Leeds City Council) we are implementing the Family Valued approach across our service and city to transform how we work with children, families and partners. Family Valued is a relational and restorative approach to services, focusing on strength and values. It will build on wider work that will see our city strengthen its arrangements for early help and how we work together with agency partners. This exciting work will require dynamic leadership across the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) and the role of its Co-ordinator will be crucial to its success.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic children’s services professional to join our Children’s Safeguarding Standards Unit as NSCP Co-ordinator. You will need a strong understanding of the safeguarding process, as well as national and local guidance and research. With excellent organisational skills you will be an expert at building effective working relationships and delivering on deadlines.

As the NSCP provides assurance to local agency leads that local safeguarding systems, processes and practices are effective you will be involved in a broad range of work. This will include supporting the completion of case reviews; quality assurance audits; the development of policies and procedures; and the development and delivery of training programmes.

In return you will be supported to develop and progress your career both from within Newcastle City Council, as the host organisation, and by your own employer.

In addition, you will receive:

• A dedicated 5-day induction

• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• A range of flexible working options

• A generous Flexi Scheme

• Access to wellbeing initiatives

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stafford Devine, Service Manager, Children’s Safeguarding Standards Unit (CSSU) on 0191 2774636. You can hear more about how we work at Newcastle at

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team and contribute to improving outcomes for children? Apply today.

Applicants that currently work for Newcastle City Council or one of our local safeguarding partners should apply on a secondment basis. Before applying all applicants seeking a secondment must have their manager’s / agency’s approval before applying.

Applicants that do not work for Newcastle City Council or any of the local safeguarding partners will need to apply on a fixed term contract basis.

All applicants, both secondment and fixed term, must apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

21 January 2021

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