Senior Practitioner - MASH - GBP33,437- GBP37,306

Hertfordshire County Council
33437.00 - 37306.00 GBP Annual + plus 3000 Market Forces (Non -Contractual)
12 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Practitioner - Hertfordshire Children's Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: GBP33,437- GBP37,306 plus GBP3000 Market Forces (Non-Contractual)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

The Hertfordshire MASH went live on the 28 th July 2015 and brings together Police, Probation, Safeguarding Nurses and Children's Services staff, working together as a team, to share information and decision making about the best way to safeguard and meet the needs of vulnerable children in Hertfordshire.

The MASH deal with contacts and referrals sent by members of the public and professionals to Children's Services for a safeguarding response. Where the MASH team consider that the child's welfare will be better met by early help services, they will ensure referrals get to the most appropriate teams and will inform professional referrers the outcome of their request for a safeguarding assessment.

The role of Senior Practitioner within the MASH is an exciting and unique role, split between supervising Childrens Information and Advice Officers, being a valued part of the Management Team and contributing to the robust decision making required for the fast pace nature of the MASH. You will hold a relevant Social Work Qualifications with post qualifying experience and a proven record of supervising or mentoring staff or students is essential.

Please note that due to the Nature of the MASH this position requires Core Working Hours.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Claire Fitzpatrick, the Team Manager on

Closing Date: 25/07/2017
Interview Date: w/c 31/07/2017

Additional Information

Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.


All questions marked with a * are mandatory question and must be answered - you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.