At Hull City Council we are committed to our children and young people, and we are passionate about how we deliver services to them. That’s why we are developing and nurturing a culture that puts our children and young people at the heart of everything we do – by empowering our workforce to work together to find solutions, to be open, honest, and respectful, to take responsibility and listen and learn from others.

If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you. Hull is a changing local authority and it’s a fantastic time to join us and be a key player in supporting our journey.

Application deadline 17th July 2022
Job reference HUL/22/0507
Job location Kingston Upon Hull
Hours per-week 37
Salary £48,181 - £51,787

Hull Children’s Young People and Family Services have an exciting opportunity for a Group Manager to join our localities safeguarding teams on a permanent basis. We are looking for passionate social work leaders who can demonstrate their skills, resilience, and experience in managing teams and services with complex cases and evidencing multi-agency partnership working with a robust understanding of thresholds of need and capacity to challenge others professionally. You will be responsible for building effective professional relationships with partners across the City, be consistent and confident in managing performance and quality of practice ensuring decision making is robust at different levels.

You can expect to join a welcoming service, where expectations are high and where you will receive support and supervision to develop a culture and environment where practice can flourish and where services to children and young people are of a high standard. As a member of the operational leadership team, you will be instrumental in the operational development and planning of services. You will be fully committed to the local vision for social work and be able to demonstrate effective leadership experience within a social work context. Your ability to lead in partnership with others will be vital to ensuring the development of highly effective relationships with key agencies and furthering our ambitions for improving outcomes for children. Occasionally you will be required to work at a strategic level within a local setting and to contribute to national developments through Innovation Programme related projects.

You must be a qualified Social Worker and registered with the Social Work England. It is critical that you have extensive social work experience to support key decision makers in the system and to ensure that all practice is informed by sound assessment and judgement. Within a leadership context, you will be committed to reflective challenge and support, embracing the principles which are consistent with systemic practice.

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding.

Why it’s great to work for Hull City Council:

A competitive salary of up to £51,787 per annum
An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year, and three additional days off, one in May/August and one during the Christmas/New year period
Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods
A generous relocation package available
Supportive and forward-thinking culture
Flexible working hours
Inteviews: w/c 1 August 2022

How to apply

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