Social Work Practice Development Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 16
  • Published: Thu 12/11/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/11/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 46549.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Social Work Practice Development Manager

Grade 9 - £44,607-£48,492pa (+ £8,700 Market Supplement) – 17 months Fixed Term Contract/ Secondment Opportunity

Children’s Social Care in Havering is innovating within the sector and has a clear vision on what are and how we achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and families. Following a recent OFSTED inspection Children’s Services achieved a ‘Good’ rating.

We are on an upward journey to deliver outstanding support to people who need our services and our staff. We are achieving this in a range of ways;

Delivery of accredited systemic practice across the whole workforce within the Social Care department. This is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Family Therapy. Two DfE funded Innovation Programmes focused on trying new ideas and changing how we work. Close working with partners to develop a DfE funded Teaching Partnership across East London. Strong partnerships across the UK, developing new tools and exchanging ideas. A Social Care Academy, which defines the support and offer to all social care staff across Adult and Children’s Services, respectively.

For more information, to see how our services are setup and to see our vision, please visit

Our offices are centrally located in Romford Town centre, with excellent transport connections. We are only 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station and Crossrail will connect East London to the West, significantly reducing journey times. Romford is in the hub of the Havering and our centralised bus system enables easy transports links across the entire borough. 

  • Working across Children’s Social care, respectively, to lead, support and deliver a series of initiative to develop and improve practice across the department.  
  • Scope and develop practice improvement initiatives across the department to develop and trial new ways of working – leading to business as usual changes. 
  • Support the Face to Face programme, working with and guiding collaborative partnership with multi-agencies and across other social work teams. 
  • Ensure that all developments and improvements are tracked and evidenced, using the model agreed by the senior management team. Ensure all evidence feeds into the Quality Assurance Framework.

You should be committed to being a part of a strong team.  The ability to be pro-active and hit the ground running will enable us to provide our staff and our service users with a high quality service

Experience of working within Children’s and/or Adult Services. Experience of working on projects, or working within an improvement focus. Experience of directly working with practitioners (social workers and/or early intervention professionals) Knowledge of the challenges social care workforce professionals are faced with. Project management qualification or evidence of relevant CPD strongly desired.

Please note that if you are seeking a secondment, you must have written consent from your line manager (and Head of Service where relevant), as part of your application.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 29th November 2020.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews be scheduled for soon after.

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