Quality & Improvement Project Officer (Inspection Preparation)
Quality & Improvement Project Officer (Inspection/Peer Challenge Preparation in Adults and Children’s Services)
Grade 6 - £29,577 -£33,782
Full time (37 hours), fixed term for 12 months
Location - Any suitable location within the City of Wolverhampton, but with a proportion of time working from home
The award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council is seeking an enthusiastic Project Officer to join our dynamic and hardworking Quality and Improvement team.
Here at the City of Wolverhampton Council, we are passionate about excellent social work and social care practice, embedding a Think Family approach and working restoratively with children, young people, adults with care and support needs and their families. Our vision is that the individuals we support are at the centre of everything we do.
We are looking for a project officer to work in the Principal Social Worker’s team for the next 12 months supporting with a number of key tasks to help improve the quality of social care practice. This role will particularly support with Inspection Preparation activity across Adults and Children’s Services.
You will play a crucial part in our improvement journey from an Ofsted “good” rated authority to an “outstanding “one. This will include coordinating and supporting task and finish groups and events, creating timelines for key tasks, recording actions / decisions, developing risk registers and overseeing and updating action plans. You will assist the Principal Social Worker and Quality and Improvement Officer to collate, store, maintain and regularly review information and documentation as outlined in inspection frameworks and be responsible for leading on logistics planning, comms and drafting timetables as well as supporting with any consultation activity.
The successful candidate will be organised, proactive and have a “can-do”, solution focused approach, be experienced in project management and also have excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate and negotiate across a range of audiences. You will be confident in managing and analysing data and have a sound understanding of the risks and issues associated with the delivery of projects.
There are lots of reasons why you should choose Wolverhampton as a place to apply your knowledge and expertise and also develop and progress:
- Ofsted ‘GOOD’ rated for Children’s Services
- Four times award winners at the MJ Awards including Local Authority of the Year 2017
- Access to “Our Rewards” portal, which provides employees with access to hundreds of discounts and offers from top brands
- Supportive, regular supervision
- Flexible approach, including home working
- Strong commitment throughout the organisation to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity within the workforce – this includes several vibrant and active employee networks including four staff equality forums (Race Religion and Belief; Disability and Age; Gender Maternity and Paternity and LGBT+) and access to an external and independent confidential reporting service for employee concerns to be raised (“Safe Place”)
- Commitment to supporting employee wellbeing and ensuring a good work /life balance, including a strong employee assistance scheme and wellbeing offer
Find out more about some of the benefits of working for the City of Wolverhampton Council: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/benefits-working-us
If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rogers, Principal Social Worker, or Rachel Warrender Policy and Procedure Officer/ Advanced Practitioner by email: Jennifer.email@example.com or Rachel.Warrender@wolverhampton.gov.uk
It’s about people like you making a real difference…
As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:
o A panel interview
Formal panel interviews will take place in October 2021.
As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually. Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.
You will be notified about the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.
The City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The Council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.
Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.
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