Head of Safeguarding, Practice and Quality Assurance

3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, West Midlands
£64190 to £68302 per annum
26 Aug 2020
10 Sep 2020
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Social care
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Full time permanent
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Dudley Children’s Services are continuing to make positive progress as we move forward on our improvement journey. Dudley’s ambition is to shape futures by working in partnership with children and families, utilising Restorative Practice and drawing on the strengths of children and families to build effective and lasting relationships.

Interviews will be held on Monday 28th September 2020

Hours:  37 hours per week 

Salary:  Grade 16 

Location: 3-5 St James’s Road, Dudley

We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward thinking Head of Safeguarding, Practice and Quality Assurance to lead and develop service delivery and practice.   This is your opportunity to bring to Dudley significant expertise and implement fresh and creative new ideas for children and young people’s social care. You will be ready to implement service change from the outset and have a strong focus on outcomes and evidenced based practice. 

You will also influence the development of Participation and Engagement of children, young people and families across Children’s services.

You will work closely with our Director for Children’s Services / Assistant Director for Social Care and so the ability to adapt and work corporately across multiple systems and complex partnership networks is crucial. You will be a team player, able to build and sustain strong staff teams and strategic partnerships to deliver effective service improvements whilst credibly managing service risk. You will be politically savvy and have the experience and ability to support and guide Elected Members through decision making processes. It is vital that the successful candidate will possess significant experience within the children’s social care arena and be well able to provide strong leadership, operational management and strategic direction.

You will be registered or eligible to be registered on the Social Work England (SWE)  register for qualified social workers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For enquiries in relation to this vacancy please contact Andrea Stone, Acting Assistant Director for Social Care on 01384 814309, or email: andrea.stone@dudley.gov.uk

NB:  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance;  WM Jobs If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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For further information on Dudley Children's Services please go to http://www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/

The council has a contractual 3 days mandatory unpaid leave which, for the majority of services, are fixed at the Christmas period.  This represents a pay deduction of 1.15% in return for which employees are afforded three days unpaid leave (pro-rata for part time staff).


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