Risk Management Coordinator

4 days left

£48545 - £52090
08 Oct 2021
24 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  

Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after, are leaving care or adopted.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on strengthening and keeping families together. 

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support and high challenge.

Coventry is passionate about creating something special, where families are valued, where risks are managed with the family, and where families are empowered and enabled to do it differently.

We believe that families are the experts into their own lives, and we want to embrace this and create change through this; by taking the lead in their plans, in their support package and in decision making.

Building a service based on relationship and restorative based practice in line with our Signs of Safety methodology and the family valued model enables children services to only intervene when it has to, enabling the opportunity for the family to have more control.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

Coventry City Council Childrens Services is a service that values its employees and had a great understanding of the needs of our communities, and a shared ambition to strengthen its offer to children and families. We want to deliver services that children and families will benefit from; this role will play a huge part in making this happen.

Following the promotion of the current post-holder, we are looking for a Risk Management Coordinator to join our team on a full time permanent basis. 

This is a management position within Childrens Quality Assurance where you will lead and manage the Risk Management Team comprising LADO, Prevent, Safeguarding in Education and Quality Assurance and Monitoring.

You will manage and oversee the local authority and partner agencies responses to allegations regarding professionals who are deemed to have abused their ‘Positions of Trust,’ working with children (in paid employment and volunteering).

You will be responsible for the management and leadership of the ongoing development of services and professional practice; delivery of training, to support the early identification of children and young people at risk of harm through radicalisation (Prevent Duty) and pupils and students at risk of significant harm (school based safeguarding services).

You will manage & oversee the Children’s Services quality assurance activities to support the delivery of its improvement priorities for children and families and assure the maintenance of high service (a high-quality service) and professional standards across the service through effective quality assurance accomplishments.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an inspirational leader who has ambition that matches Coventry City Council Children’s Services, to join us at this exciting moment and time of change, to be part of Children’s Services development to the next level. The challenges are big, but the opportunities are great!

To be successful in the role you will be a qualified Social Worker with knowledge of the application of CSCP multi agency processed and procedures, knowledge of relevant underpinning legislation including Children Act 2004, Working Together 2015, Criminal & Court Services Act 2000, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2009, Sexual Offences Act 2003 & Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015. 

You will have experience in leading partnership working and inter-agency partnership and experience of leading and managing change 

You will be a robust decision maker who is great at clarifying goals, can positively challenge colleagues and turn ideas into a reality.

Coventry City Council aims to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broadest range of skills, experience and perspectives this brings.

In return we offer up to 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays, an excellent pension with employer contribution rate of 9.90% and a range of employee benefits.

  • Salary: £48,545 - £52,090 per annum 
  • Flexible Working
  • Relocation Package: If you are joining us from a distance, we will contribute up to an £8,000  relocation package toward expenses and costs which includes estate agent commission, legal fees, removal expenses and lodging allowance
  • Life Assurance: 3X your annual salary
  • Pension Scheme: An incomparable, very attractive and high valued local salary pension scheme offered to all permanent staff
  • MyCar Scheme: Generous discount offers leasing on a selection of over 1000 cars

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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