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Quality Assurance Manager

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
01/10/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
Salary:
Grade 14, £42,821 - £46,845 per annum
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
214174
Employment Location:
An approved location. However, you may be required to work at any DCC location, as required.
Number of posts:
1

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Looked After Children - Resources

Post: Quality Assurance Manager
Grade: Grade 14, £42,821 - £46,845 per annum

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 Service 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
• 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 accessed via:
https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2320/Children-s-Services
https://www.durham.gov.uk/cypsresidential

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:
• Claire Morris (Strategic Manger, Looked After Children – Resources) on 03000 261630 or email to Claire.Morris@durham.gov.uk
• Hazel Ostle (Workforce Development Manager) on 03000 262306 or email to Hazel.Ostle@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd November 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 via the North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 269421. 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.

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