Adviser - CHIP

Job Reference : 01330
Location : Layden House, Farringdon
Closing Date : 31/03/2017
Salary : £43,099 - £48,867 pa (pro-rata (incl. LW)
Employment Type : Fixed term, part-time
Department : Grant Funded Programmes
Hours per week : 14

Fixed term or secondment opportunity until 31 March 2018

An exciting, high profile opportunity for a talented, motivated professional to make a real national strategic difference for adult safeguarding practice and the implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal. It is important that your application demonstrates your ability in these areas.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is seeking to recruit a talented, dynamic professional to support the Care and Health Improvement Advisor leading on Safeguarding Adults, progress the recommendations of the Making Safeguarding Personal Temperature checks, and support improvements in adult safeguarding practice. The role can be either office based or home-based (if living outside of greater London) and will involve occasional national travel to attend meetings/events.

This is an important time to embed the Care Act 2014, and promote good adult safeguarding practice, support Councils and Partners to adopt the person centred and outcome focused approach to adult safeguarding, and enable councils and partners to share learning in order to improve adult safeguarding practice.

The role will require: experience of adult safeguarding practice and leadership, particularly Making Safeguarding Personal; knowledge of adult safeguarding and relevant legislation; and ability to support improvement and change across complex systems. The successful candidate will need to be skilled at working with people from a broad range of sectors to deliver improvement in challenging times.

If you have any further questions about this role, please contact Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Care and Health Improvement Adviser for Safeguarding on

The LGA is currently temporarily based in Farringdon, London due to the refurbishment of our primary address, Local Government House in Smith Square, Westminster.  This is likely to be for a period of up to 12 months from November 2016 after which we will return to Westminster.

Please note the job description attached is generic with specific details about the role covered above.

Closing date: 5pm, 31 March 2017
Interview date: 27 April 2017

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.