Join Us: LSCB Independent Chair

We are recruiting for an Independent Chair for the Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board

Brighton & Hove LSCB were inspected by Ofsted in 2015, and graded as ‘Good’– one of the first LSCBs in the country to achieve this grading. Ofsted described the LSCB as “outward-looking and ambitious.”  The Board is keen to build on this and accelerate our momentum and influence as an improvement and change agency in the city.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable strategic experience who can continue to help us to embed partnership working at all levels and who will co-ordinate partners to hold each other to account.

Applicants should be experienced and knowledgeable in safeguarding and child protection work at a senior level and will possess the ability to lead, influence and motivate others.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in the city.

The role requires a minimum commitment of 30 days per year, but up to 40 days dependent on need, paid at £500 per day plus expenses. Although you will not be a direct employee of the Council HMRC regulations have defined this role as an ‘office holder.’ There will be a review after 6 months and an initial contract of 3 years.

The Independent Chair of the LSCB is directly accountable to the Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Please read the LSCB Independent Chair Job Description & Person Specification for more information

If you are interested in this position, or would like to have a confidential discussion to find out further details, please call Daniel Careless, Hamton’s Resourcing, on 01926 356 547 or email 

Your application should include:

  • Your Current CV
  • Supporting statement aligned to the person specification (maximum 4 pages)
  • Contact details of at least two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will not be approached without your prior permission.

Closing date is 9 July and interviews will take place on 25 July 2017

For more information about Brighton & Hove LSCB please read our Annual Report