Application deadline 15th January 2019
Job reference 1786484
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £48,000 to £55, 840 subject to pay award agreement 2019.

Group Manager Safeguarding and LAC – West
£48,000 to £55,840 (subject to pay award agreement 2019)
North Yorkshire County Council
Based at Manor Road, Knaresborough covering Ripon, Harrogate and Skipton

Are you an aspirational and exceptional social care leader with a passionate commitment to achieving excellence for children and young people?

Our commitment to continuous improvement and in response to the challenges we face in the ever-changing landscape, we have recently reviewed and restructured the service, and as a result we are looking to appoint three new group manager. These posts are critical to the service. Two of these posts will have responsibility for the safeguarding and looked after children service, one based in the West of North Yorkshire covering Harrogate, Skipton and Ripon, the other post based in Scarborough with responsibility for Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. The third Group manager post will lead the multi-agency screening team with responsibility for front door and the specialist social worker service provision. The post holder will drive specialist practice and complex casework.

The Group Manager posts will have direct line management of the team managers in the service. We have a clear practice model that is embedded in the service which drives relationship based approaches using a systemic approach and the signs of safety model. We are proud that we have a flourishing social work service that works alongside families using restorative, solution focused approaches.

We are ambitious and aspirational for the children and families that we work with and we have high ambitions of what we can achieve. These posts are critical to service delivery and require innovative, forward thinking and solution focused skills in order to continue to drive and innovate the service.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations. In addition to your salary we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier. From travel loans, shopping and gym discounts to name but a few you can find more information on the range of benefits we offer within our Total Rewards brochure.

If you are interested in meeting the challenge and helping us to continue to offer an outstanding service to the children and families of North Yorkshire, we look forward to receiving your application.

Key dates:
Closing date – 15th January 2019
Interview dates – Wednesday 30th January 2019

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