Service Manager – Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs, Designated Officer Service - Children’s Services Department
Are you passionate about delivering excellent services to Children and Young People and want to be part of a forward-thinking organisation?
This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Devon County Council’s Children’s Services, as we embark on a journey of improvement, innovation and positive change.
We are committed to working with children, young people, and their families/carers in an embedded and truly restorative way. With this we aim to promote health, well-being, and positive sustained outcomes for all, while focusing on protecting children and young people from harm. We’re raising the bar in terms of ambition and expectation, and we’re excited about what can be achieved in the immediate future.
In Devon, we are transforming our service delivery and have currently undergone a pioneering new structure changing the face of Children’s Services, in which we are building on our permanent and highly skilled work force and are currently recruiting an exceptional Service Manager to complement our team.
You will have a proven track record in delivering high performing Independent Reviewing Officer, Child Protection Conference and Designated Officer services. We are looking for an individual who can provide inspirational, inclusive and engaging operational leadership in service delivery.
In return for your hard work, commitment and dedication we can offer you an excellent competitive salary and benefits package, including up to 30 days holiday + bank holidays, flexible working, various high street discount offers, up to £8k relocation allowance, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme – click HERE to find out more.
Presence in the office is vital to embed positive relationships from the outset. This is complimented by our hybrid working model, whilst still delivering the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
Click HERE to hear from our workforce about working for us and why you should join our Children’s Services. #TogetherWeCan
You will be a dynamic, forward thinking inclusive service manager, with a key understanding and proven experience in successful management of Independent Review Officers, Child Protection Chairs and LADO services. You will be confident in driving forward good social work practice delivery across all teams, as well as implement continued improvements and positive changes.
A key pre-requisite for this role is being a strong inclusive Service Manager, who can influence, build and maintain strong internal and external relationships, particularly with our multi-agency partnerships to ensure effective communication and working together.
You will have creative, innovative strategic and operational skills particularly around safe planning, to reduce risk and achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and young people. You will be incredibly passionate about the challenges and ambitions in consistently safeguarding children, young people and families in Devon to thrive.
If you have what it takes to deliver on a demanding, change-driven, senior manager role, where you have the scope to help shape the future for children and young people in in a truly unique County, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion or more information about the role, please contact Harriet Cadman, Workforce Development Improvement Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org or Hayley Stead – Interim Head of Service Practice, Academy, Quality Assurance, Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit – email@example.com
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthManagement & Senior Management
- Salary Details
£59,597 per annum
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required