Quality Assurance Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/01/2022 23:59
£45,859 - £49,612 Grade 15
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be Abbey Woods, Durham, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Jan
Further Information

Children & Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/22/51

Post title: Quality Assurance Manager – full time – permanent

Salary: £45,859 - £49,612 Grade 15

Job Location: Your normal place of work will be Abbey Woods, Durham, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

Children & Young People’s Services in County Durham prides itself on delivering outstanding care to our children and young people. This is an exciting time to join the Children’s Residential Service as we expand our service provision in order to provide the best outcomes for children and young people in County Durham.

The Role
This is a new role within the Children’s Residential Service, you will bring a wealth of experience to support our continued growth and development whilst ensuring our already established service continuously improves.

Our Quality Assurance Manager will work in partnership with the wider system to improve standards of practice across Children’s Residential Services as part of an improvement programme in line with the Children’s Home Regulations and Quality Standards.

You will support the Strategic Manager to ensure the following is achieved:
• Audits are robust and effective
• Projects are undertaken effectively and delivered within timescale
• The development of continuously evolving improvement planning
• Effective partnership working with Homes Managers and stakeholders
You will work directly with the Registered Managers of the Children’s Homes, ensuring they are supported to deliver excellence, and work collaboratively with partners and colleagues.

Skills and experience
We are looking for someone who:
• Has exceptional knowledge and practice experience which directly relates to children’s residential care, the regulatory and inspection framework
• Has experience of quality assurance and service improvement
• Has experience of change management
• Sufficient knowledge and experience to be registered with Ofsted as the Responsible Individual (RI) for the homes you are responsible for
• Has the ability to shape and lead on policy, and to evidence standards within a residential care setting

Your expertise should come with a professional qualification in Leadership and Management at or above Level 5 or an equivalent.

Further information on Children and Young People’s Services in County Durham can be access via:

Our offer
We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package which includes a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days excluding banks holidays, contributory, career average pension scheme, robust induction programme and access to ongoing training and development. We also offer additional benefits including access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme and a range of discounts including gym membership.

Is this the role for you?
If you would like to know more about the post, please contact Laura Caunce, Service Manager on 07584 507897 or email Laura.Caunce@durham.gov.uk
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 11th February 2022.

Removal, lodging and separation expenses will be available to the successful candidate if at the time of application for appointment their place of residence is outside the administrative area of County Durham and in excess of 30 miles in a straight line from the new administrative centre, along with a number of other criteria for eligibility.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on 03000 263154 / 266148 or via e-mail at 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.