Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Manager

Application deadline 18th November 2021
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37.5 hours
Salary £43,857 - £47,782 per annum

Job Title: Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Manager

Grade: N
Salary: £43,857 – £47,782 per annum
Location: County Hall, Northallerton. 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 an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Manager with a variety of experience and skills.

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 need to be a qualified social worker with management experience. You will have excellent organisational skills alongside the capacity to meet demanding targets to ensure best outcomes for our children within North Yorkshire.

We are seeking applicants with a good understanding of planning for children and excellent communication skills with children, families and professionals. You should have post-qualifying experience of children and family social work including substantial experience in child protection and planning for looked after children. Experience in chairing complex meetings and a good working knowledge of childcare legislation is also required.

As an NYCC employee, you will have access to our range of benefits. These include retail discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, generous annual leave entitlements – up to 33 days depending on length of continuous service and flexible working hours.

North Yorkshire as a county also benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access to bordering regions such as Yorkshire & Humber, Lincolnshire and East Riding, all of which are easily commutable to our great county, some members of our team travel from surrounding towns and cities including York, Beverley and Whitby.

If you have the necessary skills and experience for this post, we look forward to hearing from you.
We welcome any interested applicants to contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice PIP) on for an informal conversation

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

Visit our dedicated campaign site for further information on our Children & Families Service.

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Thursday 18th November 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Friday 19th November 2021
  • Interview date: Friday 26th November 2021

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

Apply online: Apply now