Practice Manager (Safeguarding)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £46836 - £50670 per annum (inclusive of market premia). Plus £2000 per annum retention payment (payable after 2 years service in Medway), the option of a Lease Car or Essential User allowance and up to £6000 towards relocation.
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 11/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: C1241LS

This is an exciting time to be joining Medway as a Practice Manager within our Safeguarding Service. We have made significant investment in our service to achieve manageable caseloads and provide each social work pod with dedicated administrative support.

You will be responsible for supervising a pod of four social workers and strengthening the oversight of practice. You will have a recognised social work qualification together with a management qualification and practice educator stage 2. In addition you will be provided with a Microsoft Surface Pro and mobile phone to support mobile working.

Through our career progression scheme you will have the opportunity to progress your career within Medway. You will have access to a comprehensive core and advanced skills programme through our award winning Children and Adults Academy. In addition we have formed a partnership with the Centre for Systemic Social Work to provide comprehensive and accredited systemic training to support you in achieving the Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice and/or Diploma in Systemic Supervision.

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.

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For an informal discussion please contact Ian Smith, Head of Children’s Safeguarding on 01634 337302.

Closing Date for applications is 11th February 2019

How to apply

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