Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership Co-ordinator



Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

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.

Following a detailed Peer Review and a successful funding bid through the DfE’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding - Implementing the Reforms Programme, Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) has embarked on a programme of transformation. Building on its foundations of strong partnership working NSCP is strengthening its resources and approach to providing assurance that arrangements for safeguarding children in Newcastle are effective. This includes developing new methods for providing scrutiny that will place the voices of children, families, and frontline practitioners at the heart of the Partnership.

This exciting work will require dynamic leadership across the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) and the role of NSCP Coordinator is 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.

This is a fixed term contract for 3-6 months.

Applications for secondments are open only to staff working within one of the Statutory Partners or Relevant Partner Agencies within the wider Partnership. Before applying all applicants seeking a secondment must have their manager’s / agency’s approval.

Applicants not currently employed by a Statutory Partner or Relevant Partner Agency and those not seeking to be employed on a secondment basis are invited to apply for a short-term contract.

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Fixed Term

Closing date:

30 July 2021

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