Job details

Reference number - 2627-3247

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary - £500 per day 

Job type/hours - 8 hour day up to 20 days per year

The closing date for applications is midnight on 29th of September 2019


The Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board is seeking to appoint a Chair to provide independent leadership and strategic vision to the Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board (PSAB). The successful candidate will ensure that the Board continues to develop an independent and authoritative identity and that it works to safeguard adults at risk across the city through good collaboration and effective partnership working between its members.

We are looking for someone with a passion for safeguarding, and who has the demonstrable senior level strategic experience in a relevant field to embed partnership working at all levels. You will have an in-depth understanding of adult safeguarding policy and practice, along with the judgement and skill to build relationships with the most senior system leaders to drive the adult safeguarding agenda in the city and beyond.

If you believe you have the strategic vision and personal qualities to influence and lead adult safeguarding in Portsmouth we would like to invite you to submit an application.

Please submit your CV along with a statement outlining the skills and experience you possess which demonstrate your ability to provide a high quality service. At least two professional references are also required.

This will initially be a two year contract for up to 20 days' work per year, paid at a rate of £500 per day. A minimum of 1 day per month is required although this is flexible.

This is an employed position under IR35 as a casual employee. All payments will be made through the Council's payroll.

Further information about the PSAB is available from our website

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Lawrence, Board Manager, on 023 9243 7889.


DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply

By post or email - Your Curriculum Vitae and Supporting Statement should be emailed to or posted to Recruitment,  Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2BG