Sessional Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance – Children & Families Service
North Yorkshire
£27.01 per hour
11th Dec, 2022
Job description

Job Title: Sessional Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance – Children & Families Service

Grade: SM1
Salary: £27.01 per hour
Location: Flexible base within North Yorkshire and home working

Hours: Sessional hours to be negotiated on an individual basis up to 8 days per month.

Contract: Relief

North Yorkshire County Council are looking for a Sessional Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance with a variety of experience and skills to support our QA and practice improvement work.

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role in a dedicated team? Do you have a passion for ensuring that children and young people receive the best care and support possible? This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a well-established, very experienced team, who are determined to achieve the highest standards of care and safety for children and young people.


You will contribute to the overall development and delivery of the service by undertaking specific QA and audit activities. You will be specifically responsible for ensuring that practice is monitored effectively across a complex multi-agency system, assessing risk, learning and implementing change effectively and at pace in order to meet rigour of testing inspection frameworks. In addition, you will enhance strategic delivery of services through robust quality assurance and practice improvement work. 


This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has experience at a senior leadership role and has demonstrated over their career the ability to drive quality and outstanding social work practice.


What you will bring…

As a Sessional Group Manager of Effective Practice and Quality Assurance, you will have the characteristics of a great leader: driven, astute, passionate and a great communicator, prepared to take on a new challenge by leading from the front. 

You will have a proven track record of turning ideas into real-world successes, thrive in an environment that seeks to continually improve and establishing a culture where staff are motivated to achieve high expectations, whilst equally receiving high levels of support. 


You will be confident in social work practice and will coach, develop and manage social workers aligned with NYCC practice model and QA framework. 

You will also have a sound ability to gather and interpret information from multiple sources, collating it into one coherent picture.

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic individual who is ready to take on a challenge, which will utilise and develop their skills and knowledge, whilst working alongside a supportive dedicated team. 

We welcome any interested applicants to contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice PIP) on 
[email protected] for an informal conversation:


Key Dates 

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 11th December

Interview date: Tbc


We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.


Key documents

Job Description / Person Specification.pdf
Total Rewards Brochure.pdf

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.


NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.


We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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