Chair of the Disclosure and Barring Service - Home Office Appointment

Do you want to play a leading role in safeguarding children and vulnerable groups?

If so, you can do this by becoming the Chair of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make better recruitment decisions by identifying applicants who may be unsuitable for certain work involving children or vulnerable adults. The DBS is also responsible for managing and
maintaining barred lists which are used to prevent unsuitable people from working in regulated activity with children and vulnerable groups.

As Chair you will deliver effective strategic leadership for the operation of the DBS, playing a significant role in ensuring that the DBS and its staff maintain the capability, to:

deliver the DBS’s statutory responsibilities and objectives;
take fully into account Government’s safeguarding objectives and priorities;
deliver value for money; and
maintain and develop effective partnerships at a strategic level with key bodies.

As the successful candidate, you will ideally have demonstrable experience in transformational systems and business change, to reflect the significant operational transition the organisation is experiencing. 

You will possess the ability to manage senior relations with a complex range of stakeholders and the ability to work collaboratively to build
consensus, working closely with with other safeguarding organisations, law enforcement agencies and Ministers, to deliver Government priorities. As such excellent communication skills, coupled with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others will be crucial.

This will be a three year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.

Further information and details of how to apply

‚ÄčThe closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 January 2018.

We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified

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