Group Manager - Children in Care
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC424RJ
  • Published: Wed 13/10/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 03/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £59,681 per annum (inclusive of market supplement) + £3,000 per annum on call allowance and £3,000 retention payment
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Group Manager - Children in Care

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Group Manager to join our Children in Care Service.  You will be leading and managing four social work teams, delivering good outcomes for children, young people and families across Medway.

You will hold a degree in social work together with a management/leadership qualification and/or demonstrable experience of impactful leadership.

You will have a proven track record in managing teams, and in influencing and driving forward practice. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with children and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar strengths and relationships-based practice framework.

Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Retention payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in April following one years’ service with Medway)
  • Hybrid Working
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to IT equipment and mobile phone, to support hybrid model
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Startup, Head of Service – Corporate Parenting on 07773 202848

Closing Date for Applications – 3rd November 2021

Interviews will be held in the afternoon on 11th and 12th November 2021.
Successful candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

 

Important Information

Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332858 or email recruitment@medway.gov.uk 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

 

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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