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Head of Service Early Help & Safeguarding

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Posted: 13/08/2019
Reference: 765908
Job Type: Contract
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, England (map)
Salary: £40.22 - £40.22
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Head of Service Early Help & Safeguarding

Pay rate: £40.22

Long term contract

Location- Staffordshire

37 hours a week- Monday-Friday.

My client are currently recruiting for a role working as head of service early help & safeguarding based in Stafford.

Main duties.

  • To lead and motivate operational managers and their staff teams in ensuring high standard of service across early help, child in need and child protection within a defined geographical area. 
  • To ensure that children and families in the county who require services are responded to in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Establish a coordinated approach to early help, child in need and child protection by promoting its adoption across the authority in accordance to current legislation, good practice and local initiatives. 
  • Ensuring that all staff members are aware of and adhere to the policy framework in which they are required to perform including statutory and regulatory inspection frameworks.
  • Develop and maintain effective and positive partnership arrangements with internal and external partners including the safe transition of work.
  • Ensure the effective transfer of work between teams within children and families services.

Knowledge, Experience and skills.

  • Substantial post qualifying experience of working in statutory social work services for children and families.
  • Substantial experience of managing social work services for children.
  • A proven track record in effective and professional management of social work services.
  • A clear and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Early Help agenda.
  • Proven experience of successful inter-agency work and the building of constructive relationships and trust.
  • Experience of partnership working and integrated service delivery.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading, managing and motivating a high performing team.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent;
  • Appropriately qualified and currently registered social worker
  • A relevant professional/management qualification or evidence of substantial management training
  • This post is currently subject to an enhanced DBS check


If you would like more information on the role please call me on 0117 917 4560


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