Strategic Manager - Families First South

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/01/2021 23:59
Band 1 £64,455 - £66,551
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location.
Post Number:
CYPS/21/10, C3142, S047418
Closing date:
19 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Childrens Social Care

Post title: Strategic Manager – Families First South
Salary: Band 1 £64,455 - £66,551

Following a recent decision to strengthen the senior leadership capacity within Children's Social Care in Durham, there is an exciting opportunity to join the team!

We are looking for a Strategic Manager to lead services for children in need; children subject to a child protection plan and those within the family justice system in the south of the county. The portfolio includes the management of a number of Families First, statutory social work teams and the management of the First Contact and Multi agency Safeguarding hub (MASH) - the front door service in County Durham for children and families statutory social care.

As a local authority we are ambitious for our children and are committed to ensuring that every child and family receives outstanding services and support through consistent and high quality social work and innovative service delivery.

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 in order to achieve the very best outcomes for children.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Helen Fergusson, Head of Children’s Social Care on 03000 266543 for further discussion.

Virtual interviews will be held on 26 January 2021.

Required qualifications:
• Final professional qualification in Health or Social Care to degree level or equivalent;
• Degree in related professional area;
• MBA or management qualification.
• Current Social Work England Registration

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@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.