Team Managers - IRO

Metsec Building, Broadwell Road, Oldbury
Band I £46,564 to £49,538 per annum
10 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
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Full time permanent
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated manager to join a team of experienced, skilled and supportive managers driving forward practice improvement in Sandwell Children’s Trust.

The role of IRO Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing, scrutinising and challenging the performance of the Trust by leading and managing an effective and high-quality conferencing and review service.

You will be responsible for leading and continuing to develop the independent
reviewing of: children in care, children subject to child protection plans and fostering annual reviews.

Closing date - 24th September 2019

You must be social work qualified and an experienced social work practitioner or
manager, fully committed to multi-agency, partnership work in safeguarding children.
You must have knowledge of the Care Planning Regulations, the role of the IRO and the issues that face vulnerable children.

Your duties in this role will include the following:

Ensuring the views of children and their families are represented at all levels within the service;

Analysing and identifying performance trends;

Monitoring the performance of the Trust and making recommendations for learning
and improvement;

Holding to account those who fail to carry out agreed actions;

Ensuring an effective conference and review service which contributes to Trust wide
continuous improvement;

You will be giving advice to a range of children’s social work staff, managers and other agency partners. You will work closely with the other two IRO managers as part of the
Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Unit.

You must have excellent knowledge and experience of best practice in relation to the
crucial role that all agencies have in safeguarding. Above all you should be able to
demonstrate your ability to put safeguarding children at the heart of all that you do.

For an informal discussion please contact Victor Cook on 0121 569 4736 or alternatively email

There are 12 great reasons to work with us in Sandwell Children’s Trust

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with the HCPC.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date if a large
number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you
complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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