Safeguarding Practitioner Lead- Greenwich

Fixed Term
£28,000 to £35,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Safeguarding Lead, Greenwich – New job opportunity


Would you like to work in an established WDP service, and help service users to achieve sustained recovery?


Contract type: 12 months FTC

Contracted hours: 37.5 hours/week

Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 per annum

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 24th January

Interview Date: w/c Monday 1st  February

 WDP Greenwich is integrated, community substance misuse service. It has strong ties with the community it serves and robust links with other social care and statutory services in the area. 

Key to this role is the opportunity to develop and hand over a robust and transparent safeguarding framework that ensures a legacy of excellent safeguarding practice.

As the safeguarding lead, you will be required to engage with frontline staff, parents/carers living in the borough who are involved in problematic drug and/or alcohol misuse to minimise the impact on their children.

You will be a key part of the management team, working with the service manager you will proactively engage your peers to support the frontline staff to develop excellent safeguarding practice throughout the service.

Where necessary, you will complete parental needs assessments, conduct home visits in conjunction with frontline staff to develop skills and knowledge in those staff.

You will develop systems and pathways that ensure safeguarding of service users, children and those in our community are safeguarded from harm and abuse.

You will work within the central hub and across multi-agency settings and will engage parents/carers known to the service, those who have disengaged, and those with an identified substance misuse need who are not yet known to the service.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:


1.           Entrepreneurial – you will be driven and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.

2.           In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations

3.           Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users

4.           Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community 


For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact, Wayne Butcher , Service Manager.

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