INDEPENDENT CHAIR of Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board

Sandwell, West Midlands
Competitive Salary
13 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Contracted Basis – Competitive Salary; Max. 50 days per annum

The Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency partnership made up of statutory sector member organisations and other non-statutory partner agencies, providing strategic leadership for adult safeguarding work and ensuring there is a consistent professional response to actual or suspected abuse.

We are looking to appoint an Independent Chair to provide strategic direction and challenge, ensuring the Board’s ability to independently fulfil their strategic objectives and operate effectively. You will oversee the performance of partnership working, monitoring effective collaborative working between Board partner agencies, ensuring that the outcomes of Board meetings contribute to making a real difference to the safety and wellbeing of adults who require safeguarding in Sandwell. Protecting adults at risk is everyone’s responsibility across all agencies and communities.

You will be expected to ensure that the Board has an independent objective and authoritative identity that represents the views of all partners, as well as the ability to drive improvements in effectiveness with independent challenge to partner agencies where necessary. You will need to demonstrate considerable experience at operating at a senior level and an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in adult safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, as well as the ability to inspire trust and confidence of senior professionals across a range of agencies. You will need to evidence effective vision and leadership at a strategic level and demonstrate high level communication and negotiation skills, both with professionals and the public.

For an informal discussion about this interesting and challenging role, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078 or Dawn Faulkner on 0121 644 5703 or visit

Closing date for Applications is Friday 6th April 2018 at 10am.