Practice Development Manager
£46,549 - £49,590
26th May, 2023
Job description

 Practice Development Manager


This is an exciting time to join Barnsley Children and Family Social Care Service who are seeking to recruit Advanced Practitioners to join our Children and Young People’s Service. 


There has been a recent and significant financial investment of £9 million into delivering the vision for Children’s Services in Barnsley.

Barnsley a place of possibilities: We are one service with one goal, working together to build a brighter Barnsley for every child


v Putting Children and Families First

v Working together in partnership to deliver joined up care

v Delivered by a strong and valued workforce


This, coupled with a service that has a genuine commitment to supporting our teams and social workers to deliver the very best outcomes for our children and young people, makes it the perfect time for forward thinking, motivated and dedicated practitioners to join us in Barnsley.

We are looking for an inspirational and motivated manager to lead  our recently formed Practice Development Hub,  managing a team of Advanced Practitioners, dedicated to driving and delivering our continuous professional development and training offer for children’s services.


In this role you will:


·       Develop and drive continuous professional development across children’s services

·       Take the lead on our student and ASYE offer, developing strong partnerships with providers, Skills for Care and partners.

·       Play a key role in workforce development

·       Lead and supervise the Practice Development Team


You will have;


·       Significant post qualification experience

·       Experience of supporting and supervising staff

·       A commitment to supporting the learning and development of others

·       A recognised social work qualification and registered with SWE



You will receive regular supervision, appraisal, training and development opportunities, all aimed at promoting positive outcomes for children and supporting your career development and progression.


Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be assured we will support you in striving for excellence in your work. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.


For further information please contact Louise Danks, Principle Social Worker and Service Manager Practice Development Hub


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