About us

Luton has got a great deal going for it. We’re incredibly well connected, situated just off the M1 motorway, and very close to the M25. Luton has its own airport flying to over 100 destinations across Europe and three railway stations that can get you to the centre of London in less than 30 minutes. So why not take a further look at Luton as your next career destination?

About the job

Salary: £42,821 - £45,859 per year, plus £3,203 car benefit and £5,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Are you interested in being jointly responsible for the maintenance of the childcare system? Are you dedicated to ensuring that reviews of Looked after Children and Child Protection Conferences are completed within statutory timescales? Are you able to deliver high standards? If yes, then this is the role for you!

We have an exciting and rewarding role available within our Children Social Care division as part of our Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Team. You will have the opportunity to chair reviews of Looked after Children and Child protection conferences, and contribute to the development and quality assurance of service standards.

You will be able to build on your existing substantial experience of working with looked after children and children who are subject to child protection plans. This also includes complex legal proceedings.

As an employee of Luton Council you can look forward to a range of different benefits and rewards such as;

• An attractive incremental salary
• Agile working/ flexible working pattern
• Sick pay and more!

About you

So, if you have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of child care legislation, the ability to authoritatively Chair key multi-agency meetings and a Degree or Diploma in Social Worker or equivalent, then we look forward to receiving your application!

Relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements
- childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for all Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.