Are you a person with substantial knowledge and experience in safeguarding adults? Someone who understands and is committed to the principles of making safeguarding personal? Are you passionate about promoting the safety and wellbeing of adults needing care and support? If so, this role could be for you.
The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) is seeking to recruit an Independent Chair to provide leadership and strategic vision to our dynamic partnership of statutory services and community organisations. OSAB are looking for a Chair who will hold organisations to account and offer challenge to the partners, asking the important "So what? What difference are we making?" questions.
As Independent Chair of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) you will have significant knowledge and experience of the safeguarding needs of people receiving services and how those services are provided. Working across the whole County, you will have the ability to effectively align different national and local strategic agendas and priorities.
The successful candidate will have:
- experience of leading and managing in a public, independent or voluntary sector organisation at a senior level;
- experience of chairing complex partnership meetings;
- extensive knowledge and experience of applying the legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding adults;
- confidence to provide independent, constructive challenge to OSAB partners and organisations in order to bring about improved outcomes for adults at risk;
- the experience of developing and maintaining strong strategic and business relationships to ensure effective governance of and between partnerships;
- an understanding and ability to consider issues of diversity and of inequality and the impact on individuals and the safeguarding process;
- an ability to ensure the views of vulnerable adults and carers are incorporated in the Board's activities.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to represent the OSAB effectively to the media & other forums as required.
Applicants must be independent of all organisations represented on the Board. If you wish to discuss the position before applying, please contact Steven Turner, OSAB Board Manager, on .
It is anticipated that the role will require a minimum of 24 days and a maximum of 36 days per year, which will be paid at a daily rate of GBP500. The contract duration is until November 2022, to create an alignment with the contact for the Children's Safeguarding Board Independent Chair.
Please note that the role of Independent Chair is considered to sit outside of IR35 rules.
How to apply
Please email your CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 1,000 words) on how you meet the criteria in the person specification via the button below no later than 5pm on 27 th August 2021.
The full role description and person specification can be found below.
There are two parts to the appointment process. Applicants will be interviewed by a multi-agency panel from the partner organisations in the week commencing 13 th September 2021.
This will be followed by a presentation to the Board Members in the week commencing 27 th September 2021. The presentation topic will be given to those who successfully pass the multi-agency interview panel.