Staffordshire County Council

Quality Assurance Manager

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £32,234 - £36,922 per annum pro rata (Grade 9)
24 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021
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Quality Assurance Manager

Salary:  £32,234 - £36,922 per annum pro rata (Grade 9)

37 Hours per week - Fixed term/secondment until 31 July 2021

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities? If so, this role could be for you...

Staffordshire County Council is seeking to appoint one full-time Quality Assurance manager until 31 July 2020 within the Stafford and South Staffordshire District Office, SEND Assessment and Planning Service (Education, Health and Care) based at Staffordshire Place 2, Tipping Street, Stafford ST16 2DH (please note due to COVID19 home working is currently in operation).  Travel to other areas other than your usual base for meetings and/or training will also be required.

We are seeking a passionate, motivated individual to join our team of Quality Assurance Managers within the SEND Assessment and Planning Service.  The role of the Quality Assurance Manager is to ensure that as a County we produce good quality plans, deliver consistency across all districts, support co-production and promote collaborative working for all EHC Plans for Staffordshire’s children and young people.  You will support the SEND Managers to develop and sustain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the education, health and care needs assessment and review process.  You will ensure that education, health and care plans comply with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements in addition to the policies, standards and procedures of the Authority.

This is a fast-paced role in which you will be required to manage your own caseload independently and as part of a team.  The ability to reflect on practice and improve as a result is paramount.  Please read the job description attached for more detail on the role.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: 17 January 2020

For more information about the role please contact:  Vas Stamatelatos SEND Locality Manager,

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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