Child Protection Conferencing Team Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £58,337 per annum (inclusive of market premia). Plus £3000 per annum retention payment (payable annually after 1 years’ service in Medway)
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH0228LS

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service as a Child Protection Conferencing Team Manager. As a registered social worker with you will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience of working with children, young people and their families, together with substantial post qualifying experience of managing social workers. Ideally you will be Signs of Safety trained. You will be required to manage a team of Child Protection Conference Chairs and report directly to our Head of Service for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance. You will have excellent organisational skills alongside the capacity to meet demanding targets to ensure best outcomes for children.

The Child Protection Conference team is critical to driving improvements to bring about positive outcomes in children’s lives. As part of your quality assurance function you will monitor and evaluate the quality of practice for child protection by way of scrutinising child protection plans and challenge practice that does not meet the required local and national standards. You will resolve issues of practice and planning in respect of children subject to child protection procedures with staff and managers, if unsuccessful to make representation to senior management. You will actively contribute to the arrangements for case work, audit, quality assurance and performance management; use influence, knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of social work practice and positive outcomes for children.

If you are interested in being part of our journey to strengthen and improve services for some of Medway’s most vulnerable children then we would like to hear from you.

Medway is at the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London and has excellent transport links. A modern place, surrounded by award winning rural areas and rich heritage and an abounding cultural offering makes Medway a fantastic place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact Becky Cooper, Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance on 01634 336319.

Closing Date for applications is 24th January 2020.

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