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CYPS - Operations Manager - Fostering and Adoption Service

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/01/2017 23:59
HPO3 £43,263 - £45,707
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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At an approved locality
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Job details 

Closing date:
8 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


Operations Manager Fostering and Adoption.

The Looked After Children and Permanence service is highly ambitious and constantly striving to develop services in order to promote the best outcomes for the children and young people we look after in County Durham. It is an exciting time to be joining the Fostering and Adoption Service. By building on successes to date and taking a lead role in key strategic and service developments which are integral to the priorities set by the Council, you will be joining a forward thinking, innovative and well led management team. If successful you will need to demonstrate how you will take the service forward to meet the future challenges whilst maintaining high quality service delivery.

You will need to be a qualified and experienced social worker and will require substantial management experience in statutory Children’s Services. We have well established and strong partnership arrangements and you will be required to work alongside elected members who are fully engaged in the scrutiny and delivery of our services to looked after children, their carers and care leavers.

Within the portfolio you will also be responsible for our therapeutic service for looked after children and young people which was highlighted in our recent Ofsted inspection as an excellent example of innovative practice.

This is an exciting post and excellent opportunity to join a service which is fully committed to the needs of children and young people and to foster carers and adopters to ensure they receive the best possible support to achieve their optimum outcomes and life chances.

Full information is contained within the job description and person specification, which applicants should read carefully

For further information regarding the post please contact Karen Robb, Strategic Manager for Looked After Children & Permanence on 03000 265759 or by e mail on karen.robb@durham.gov.uk or contact Gill Horrobin, Strategic Manager for Looked After Children & Permanence on 03000 262941.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 8th January 2017.

Interviews will be held mid/late January 2017.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs 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

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

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