Improvement Support Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/01/2021 23:59
Grade 14 £42,821 - £46,845
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location.
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Closing date:
24 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young People's Service
Improvement Support Manager
24 Month Temporary Contract
Grade 14 £42,821 - £46,845

Durham County Council has developed an improvement programme for its children’s and young people’s services. This is critical to our ambition to support children, families and communities to have independent, healthy and fulfilling lives, whilst ensuring that our services are effective and financially sustainable.

The improvement programme covers a range of children’s services including social care, education and early help/specialist services and is intended to re-shape and transform the way services are delivered.

We therefore require 2 experienced improvement managers to drive the delivery of these projects, ensuring that they achieve the required outcomes on time and to budget.

We are looking for people with:
• The experience and ability to set up projects from scratch and facilitate stakeholders to scope out the project(s), develop project definition documents and put in place arrangements to successfully manage the project
• The ability to develops project plans at different levels for different audiences and manage project meetings effectively
• The ability to analyse data and identify options or recommendations
• Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders, driving forward project delivery and resolving or escalating blockers

In summary we want to hear from professional improvement managers who relish a challenge and have the drive and track record of delivering results.

If you have the enthusiasm and ambition to make a difference, then we want to hear from you. For more information, please contact Keith Forster, strategic manager via email Keith.forster@durham.gov.uk.

It is expected virtual interviews will take place early February 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team 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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.