Corporate Parenting Project Officer
Sandwell Council believes in the potential for every child to have a great adulthood and we are particularly committed to do as much as we can to make sure that our Children in Care can live happy and successful lives.
If you share our ambition to improve outcomes for Children in Care and Care Leavers’ then this post is just what you are looking for.
You will need energy, enthusiasm, dedication and creativity in this role, and you will need to demonstrate that you can do the following things really well:
- Work collaboratively with a range of agencies.
- Support councillors to be effective corporate parents
- Think strategically and laterally, using your own initiative as well as working with others.
- Communicate well and have good interpersonal skills
- Prepare excellent written communications.
- Understand the environment of children’s services and especially the needs of looked after children and care leavers.
You will need to hold a Degree and relevant experience.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please get in touch with Sally Giles (email: Sally_Giles@sandwell.gov.uk or Tel: 07920 384542).
You will also be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.
A secondment would be considered.
Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
37 hours per week
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.
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For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200233/jobs