Strategic Manager – Residential Services for Children in Care

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/01/2022 23:59
DCC Band 1, £64,455 - £66,551 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location. However, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location, as required.
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Children's Social Care

Post: Strategic Manager – Residential Services for Children in Care
Salary: DCC Band 1, £64,455 - £66,551 per annum

Strategic Manager – Residential Services for Children in Care
Children & Young People’s Services in County Durham prides itself on delivering outstanding care to our children and young people and we are pleased to say that we are continually looking for ways to grow and expand our offer.

We recognise that such strides can only be made with a strong and passionate management team so we are excited to share our plans to appoint a newly created, dedicated Strategic Manager to our Residential Services team.

The Role
We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinker who can take an idea and bring it to fruition, you will be a competent decision maker with fantastic leadership and management skills and possess an unwavering passion and commitment to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

You will play a key role in the continued expansion of our Homes portfolio as we look to increase our existing provision, so we are looking for someone with the drive and motivation needed to take these plans forward.

Residential services are highly regulated, so we are looking for a competent communicator who can work collaboratively with both internal and external partners to ensure effective delivery of services to our children and young people.

Further information on Children and Young People’s Services in County Durham can be found at https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2320/Children-s-Services and https://www.durham.gov.uk/cypsresidential.

Skills and experience
This is a key role within our service, so we are looking for someone with the energy and determination to deliver results, additional skills include:
• Drive and determination to deliver outstanding outcomes
• Effective communicator
• Competent decision maker
• Solution focused with a talent for finding and creating solutions
• People management

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 Helen Ferguson, Head of Children’s Social Care on 03000 266543 or email Helen.Fergusson@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Monday 14th February 2022.

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

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 North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on 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.

Important Information for Members of the Local Government Pension Scheme
HM Revenue and Customs impose two controls on the amount of pension savings you can make without having to pay extra tax. These controls are known as the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance. The Annual Allowance is the amount by which the value of your pension benefits may increase in any one year without you having to pay a tax charge. You are most likely to be affected by the Annual Allowance if you receive a significant pay increase, and/or you are a high earner. More information about the Annual Allowance can be found at the following link https://www.lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_AA.pdf.

The Lifetime Allowance is the total value of all pension benefits you can have without triggering an excess benefits tax charge, and is calculated by multiplying your annual pension by 20 and adding any lump sum you take from the pension scheme. If the value of your pension benefits when you draw them is more than the Lifetime Allowance, or more than any protections you may have, you will have to pay tax on the excess benefits. Since 2016/17 the Lifetime Allowance has been set at £1 million, increasing each year in line with inflation. More information about the Lifetime Allowance can be found at the following link https://lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_LTA.pdf.

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.