Group Manager – 16 plus team

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £58,337 per annum (inclusive of market premia) plus relocation allowance up to £8,000
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSW/20/121523

Following our Ofsted inspection in July 2019, Medway has taken positive steps on our improvement journey by remodelling and realigning services across Children’s Social Care that enable us to meet our key priorities and ensure we better meet the needs of vulnerable children in Medway.

To manage the transformation a significant investment has been made in the workforce including training and development, with a clear practice framework of ‘Signs of Safety’, career progression and physical working conditions. Target caseloads have been designed to ensure that the service as a whole is resilient and that a sustainable workforce can be achieved, enabling Medway to work towards an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’.

As Group Manager you will have overall operational management responsibility for the Leaving Care 16 plus team, working with young people to enhance pathway and transition planning, and ensuring high quality pathway plans are in place that reflect the voice of the young person.

As a qualified and registered social worker, with a proven track record in managing teams, you will have excellent leadership skills and a proven record of successfully improving services. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with children in a statutory setting and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar strengths and relationships based practice framework.

If you would like an informal discussion please contact Paul Startup, Head of Corporate Parenting on 01634 334454.

Closing Date for applications is 24th February 2020.

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