Auditor - Children's Quality Assurance Team

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £52,176 per annum (inclusive of market premia)
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 04/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSC0152RJ


Following additional investment in Children’s Social Care we are seeking two experienced Auditors to join our Children’s Quality Assurance team. 

It is an exciting and innovative time to be joining Medway.  We are currently supporting and investing in our staff to become a Signs of Safety Authority this will facilitate practice development to better support the children, young people and families in Medway.  We are therefore looking for qualified and experienced  practitioners whom are passionate about social work practice to work in Medway at the beginning of this exciting journey.

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, you will take a proactive approach to quality assurance, undertaking audits, preparing quantitative and qualitative research and reporting on findings in order to ensure that the quality of work across the organisation is improved.

As a registered social worker with Social Work England you will have post qualifying social work experience and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, practice theory and research. An ability to build strong working relationships is essential and knowledge of Signs of Safety is desirable.

The Quality Assurance team sits within the Medway Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service. We are committed to creating a culture of continuous learning and development within Medway Children’s Services.

In return for your commitment, Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  •  Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum
  • Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car following completion of probationary period
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Access to a comprehensive training programme 

To view a full range of benefits please visit our staff benefits page by clicking here

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

Important Information:
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or view online.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.   

How to apply

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.