Application deadline 26th September 2021
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37
Salary £49,320 - £57,376 per annum + relocation support

Job Title: Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance – Children & Families Service
Grade: SM1
Salary: £49,320 – £57,376 per annum + relocation support
Location: Flexible base within North Yorkshire. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for a Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.
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 be at the forefront of transformational change and be part of a truly exceptional team who strive to make a difference for the children and families of North Yorkshire.

As significant member of the children and management team, you will contribute to the overall development and delivery of the service. 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.

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your career; we are an authority with a strong track record, relentless focus on delivery and performance, with strong stable leadership, talented teams and well-developed partnerships. We understand the importance of workforce development and you will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge, to effectively deliver and improve service. You will receive a comprehensive induction programme, coaching and mentoring, as we strongly believe educated and skilled employees contributes to a positive, vibrant work environment. With this in mind, you will receive a minimum commitment of £5k training and development, in the first year alone, which will include Signs of Safety and Systemic Practice.

What you will bring…

As a 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.

We need someone who can manage significant resources and ensure that the service delivers within nationally defined regulations and standards. You will be confident in social work practice and will coach, develop and manage social workers.
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 for an informal conversation.
Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 26th September 2021
Shortlisting date: Monday 27th September 2021
Interview date: Monday 4th October 2021
Interview venue: County Hall, Northallerton

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

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.

How to apply

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