Independent Chair for South Ayrshires (Temp until 31 March 2019) SOA01649

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Salary: £0 - £10,000
Location: Ayrshire South

Closing date: 26 October 2016
Job ref. no.: SOA01649

Job Description

Please note that these posts are being advertised on behalf of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership


Independent Chair for South Ayrshires

Adoption and Permanency Panel (x 1) and

Fostering and Kinship Panel  (x1)


South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership became live in April 2015.  The Partnership provides a real opportunity to focus our improvement activity and deliver positive sustained outcomes for children and young people.  As part of our improvement agenda South Ayrshire is looking to appoint an external, independent Chair to support the development of new panel structure arrangements in permanency decision making for children and young people.

The Chair will be responsible for chairing Panel meetings, encouraging open and proactive discussion and accountability.  The Chair will work with Senior Managers to plan and develop the work of the panel and will support the Council's vision to secure nurturing, positive permanent outcomes for children and young people within agreed timescales.

Applicants must have a robust knowledge and understanding of the Primary Legislation, values and principles that underpins the Local Authority's work with Looked After Children.  Applicants will have excellent communication and negotiation skills; be committed to equality and diversity; and have a comprehensive understanding of the agency functions.

He or she must have experience of chairing complex meetings and demonstrated understanding of Fostering and Adoption regulations.

The fixed-term position is available until 31 March 2019 and comes with remuneration of £400 per panel (x 12) & 2 Business Meetings per year.

Please note that this post is Disclosed and you may be required to meet the costs of a Disclosure.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 26 October 2016

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About South Ayrshire Council

Making a difference for our communities is at the heart of what we do and working with us, you can use you skills, knowledge and experience to help us do just that. We currently employ around 5,500 people to serve a population of more than 112,000 people located across a diverse area that includes the towns of Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon as well as small rural villages, coastline and farmland.

Our services are as diverse as our area – from beaches to building cleaning, care homes to civil ceremonies, day care to debt advice or social work to swimming pools - and having the right people in place is key to delivering these services and many more besides.

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