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Practice Quality and Improvement Officer - Adult Services
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/22/217374
  • Published: Fri 28/10/2022, 10:07 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,117 - £40,155 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

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Practice Quality and Improvement Officer - Adult Services

Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities. 

In Adult Social Care, we are continually innovating and transforming to better support people who have care and support needs to build on their strengths and connections. Our vision for the residents we work with is.. 

“We want you to achieve what matters to you, in partnership with our communities in Hackney. Where you need support, together we can find a solution that keeps you safe, well and independent.”

Right now, transformation has never been more important. The challenges facing the adult social care sector are significant. We believe that with the right staff, leadership and vision, we can meet these challenges and work with residents and partners to come up with creative solutions - always keeping residents at the centre of their care. 

The transformation service is made up of a number of teams; Transformation, Performance & Insight, Business Support, Practice Innovation and Workforce Capability, and Homes for Ukraine Support. As a service, we are committed to ensuring residents achieve the best outcomes, whether that be through transforming how services are delivered, using data and insight to better understand needs, investing in and thinking creatively about how to develop and support the workforce, ensuring the business is supported to deliver processes as efficiently as possible, as well as through continuous service and practice improvement.  It’s a dynamic, highly skilled and supportive service.

The Practice Quality & Improvement Officer is a newly created role, which is integral to realising a modern approach to learning and development that we are embarking on in Hackney. Hackney has transformed its approach to workforce development in adult social care. We aim to empower our staff to take ownership of their training, however another important aspect of this is an unwavering focus on practice improvement, drawing on lessons learnt from reviews and practice audits.Focussing on quality and outcomes, the postholder will lead strategies to improve adult social care practice through evidence-informed approaches. They will also support practitioners to develop skills in using information systems and reliable knowledge in their decision-making in assessments, care-planning, reviews and safeguarding

The postholder will demonstrate a successful track record of generating, analysing and disseminating information in practice contexts - for instance in statutory services, Higher Education Institutes, criminal justice - to support professional and organisational improvement activices.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

Closing date for applications - 27 November 2022

Interviews W/C 5 & 12 Dec 22

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneywors@hackney.gov.uk

Expiration Date: 20/11/2022