Independent Reviewing Officers

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/05/2020 15:00
£40,760 - £42,683 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street. Redcar TS10 2BH
Closing date:
29 May
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland. We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?

If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Redcar and Cleveland BC Children’s Services are offering a fast paced, progressive working environment and a great career for ambitious Independent Reviewing Officers.

Due to expanding the team, we are offering a fantastic opportunity for three Independent Reviewing Officers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference in children’s lives, then we would like to hear from you.

As an Independent Reviewing Officer, you will be responsible for providing an excellent service within our Children and Families Directorate, for children in our care and children at risk of significant harm, by chairing child protection conferences and children in our care reviews. On occasion, challenging the Local Authority when necessary and working with partner agencies, to bring about good outcomes for our children.

As part of an established skilled team, you will be well supported, with regular supervision by a knowledgeable Manager. You will have opportunities to develop to the best of your professional potential, including ongoing training to support practice.

We have adopted our chosen practice model, ‘Signs of Safety’ across the spectrum of services, from Early Help through to Leaving Care. We have embedded the principles of the approach in all aspects of our work, including our decision-making at the front door, in our assessments, planning and reviews. You will be supported to apply the model effectively and to a high standard to support our children and families and help them to prosper.

You will have access to the latest IT solutions to support you to do your job well, including being provided with a tablet and Smart Phone to enable you to work flexibly and capture direct work with children & families.
We are also committed to supporting our staff to maintain an excellent work-life balance. To this end we offer a range of flexible working arrangements including compressed hours, nine-day fortnight and part-time hours. We would welcome applications from anyone wanting to work hours to suit their work-life balance.
Please join us in delivering our aspiration of giving children and young people within Redcar & Cleveland a flourishing future.
So what’s stopping you?

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact: Nikky Henry on 01642 771529

Please be advised that these positions require an enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.