Strategic Manager Children & Families (South East)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/01/2020 23:59
£62,730 - £64,770 Band 1
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
an approved location
Post Number:
CYPS/20/02 S002324
Closing date:
19 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/02

CYPS - Strategic Manager – Children and Families South and East

Salary: £62,730 - £64,770 Band 1 - COMPETITIVE SALARY

There is an exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership in Durham’s children’s social care Service following the promotion of the current postholder. Durham is committed to ensuring that every child and family receives a high quality social work service which is child and outcome focused. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable social care practice leader who will join the team and drive forward our vision. We are currently embedding the Signs of Safety social work practice model across the whole service and are committed to practice which is strengths based and focused on developing high quality relationships with children and families.

We are looking to recruit a Strategic Manager with responsibility for our Families First Service in the south of the county. Responsibilities include strategic development of the service; improvement activity to ensure that all children receive an excellent service as well as the management of several social work teams who work with children and families in need of help and protection.

If you are interested in this role please contact Helen Fergusson, Head of Children’s Social Care on 03000 261663 for further discussion.

Interviews will be held on Monday 3 February 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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If you are successful in your application for this post and wish to find out more about these controls, please contact the Pension Section at pensions@durham.gov.uk.’

Please note
This job is closed for applications.