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Performance Officer – Children’s Social Care
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/29254
  • Published: Tue 06/12/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Performance Officer – Children’s Social Care

The starting salary for this position is £36,282 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

Do you have experience in children’s social care? Are you good with data and passionate about making sure all children receive the best possible services? Are you comfortable and confident providing challenge? If so, this could be the job for you!

About Us

Throughout our Children’s Services improvement journey, the Performance Team has played an important role. In our latest inspection it was noted that: ‘They have a comprehensive and up-to-date range of performance reports’

We’re looking for a Performance Officer to work within our Performance Team for children’s social care. The role is part of the Quality and Performance division which sits within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate. The role reports to the Head of Performance Family Resilience and Safeguarding. We use the Liquidlogic suite for Children’s Services, Early Help and the Early Years and Education System (EYES) leading us towards a Single View of a Child’s information.

About the Role

Performance Officers are responsible for making sure the front-line service teams receive and have access to the information they need to sustain and further develop improvements. This will partly be through an existing reporting schedule and meetings with senior members of the service, as well as maintaining and building new data visualisation dashboards to help them access their own performance information.

The Performance Team also manage all statutory data returns including the annual Child in Need Census SSDA903, fostering returns and the quarterly ASGLB. Performance Officers take a leading role in the submission process and so a deep understanding of children’s social care, and knowledge and experience of the children in need census essential.

The work done so far has been challenging and varied. And none of that stops now! With invaluable support from the children’s services leadership team, the performance function is growing, taking on more work, with more responsibility and visibility.

About You

It’s important to us that any applicant is able to evidence the Surrey values as well as:

  • A robust understanding of children’s social care and its data
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to analyse data
  • Experience working alongside senior managers to deliver successful outcomes linked to the Ofsted inspection framework
  • Knowledge of the children in need census statutory return and compliance
  • A technical understanding of Tableau and/or Liquid Logic’s LCS would be a bonus
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th December 2022. Please be advised that all interviews will be held week beginning 2nd January 2023.

Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Walker in the first instance via email at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.