Independent Reviewing Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 842
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 47830.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Independent Reviewing Officer

Grade 9-£45834-£49827pro rata plus £4k Market Supplement

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. 

We are looking for highly skilled forward thinking professionals who are motivated to support  children and young people to achieve the best outcomes

  • Experience of working in the complex areas of protection and looked after children
  • An in-depth knowledge to develop and challenge safe and robust plans for children and young people
  • Chair of child protection conferences and looked after reviews
  • Working constructively with senior manager and offering critical perspective and appropriate challenge
  • Supporting the Quality Assurance and audit function
  • Support the programme of  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. 

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 view Job Profile here

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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Victor Mangwende at

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 13th October 2022, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be scheduled 

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

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Additional Information

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).

In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council.  With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service

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