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Independent Reviewing Chair

  • Salary: Up to £40 per hour
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Date posted: 10-04-2018
  • Sector: Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00003189_1523365354

Gloucestershire County Council are looking for an experienced Locum Independent Reviewing Chair to join their Child Protection Conference Team as they work to continually improve their service and outcomes for children and families. Gloucestershire has some of England's most picturesque country sides and there are great transport links to London, Birmingham and Wales.

What's on Offer?

  • Competitive pay rate of £40 per hour
  • Easily commutable office location
  • Long contracts and the potential to go permanent
  • Your own CHA consultant to guide you through to interview and onboarding process

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As the Locum Independent Reviewing Chair you will be preparing and reviewing child protection conferences, ensuring these meet the standards laid down by the department
  • You will chair child protection conferences and statutory reviews and ensure that plans for children meet the highest standards and are implemented appropriately
  • You must be innovative and strong enough to challenge others when the needs of children are not being met or when practice is poor
  • As the Locum Independent Reviewing Chair you will pursue the resolution of raised concerns
  • You will work in conjunction with operational managers and all other staff to ensure that child protection systems are fully and effectively implemented within the service


  • HCPC registration and clear enhanced DBS
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Thorough knowledge of professional Social Work practices and relevant legislation
  • Management experience is desirable

This is a challenging, yet rewarding role that requires a highly motivated, persistent and courageous Social Worker with excellent communication skills.

If you are interested in this vacancy and wish to apply please follow the application instructions stated on the website, or contact Charles Hunter Associates directly and speak to Cassie Hoskings 0118 948 5555