Project Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/12/2021 23:59
Grade 14 £42,821 - £46,845
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
19 Dec
Further Information

Children and Young People’s Services
CYPS Operational Support

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/673

Project Manager, full time, temporary for 24 months from start date

Salary: Grade 14 £42,821 - £46,845

Job Location: County Hall, Durham but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

The delivery of outstanding services to the children, families and communities of County Durham is of paramount importance to us and we know that this takes a dedicated and skilled team of professionals.

We have an ambitious improvement plan to embed the Signs of Safety practice model across Early Help and Children's Social Care so we are looking for an experienced practitioner to join our team and take this service priority forward.

This is a rare opportunity and would suit someone looking for a professional development opportunity to widen their skills and strengthen their knowledge and expertise.

Is this for you?
This is a key role within our service, so we are looking for someone with the energy and determination to deliver results.
It will be suited to someone who has worked within organisations providing services to children and young people and is already operating at an experienced practitioner or team manager level.
Ideally you will be a self-starter with a positive, can-do approach as this position requires someone who has the confidence to develop an idea and bring it to completion.
Collaborative working will be essential so this role will appeal to someone with fantastic interpersonal skills who is able to engage and motivate others to achieve a shared vision.
The ability to formulate solutions and then lead on their implementation will be essential.

Key aspects of the role will be
• Developing and embedding practice initiatives to improve services to children, young people and their families
• Working alongside children, families and partners to ensure consultation activity is effective and outcome driven
• Developing feedback and assurance mechanisms to understand how well practice improvements are being implemented
• Planning how best to approach the improvement work.

Required qualifications
• NVQ Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant discipline

If you think you have the energy and determination to take this vision forward for Durham County Council, we will welcome your application, if however, you feel you need to know a little bit more about it before you take that next step, please contact Keith Forster, Strategic Manager at Keith.Forster@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 10th January 2022.

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 via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 or 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.