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Strategic Manager - Looked After & Permanence Service

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/11/2020 23:59
Band 1 £64,455 - £66,551
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
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Job details 

Closing date:
1 Nov

Further information

Children and Young People's Service
Strategic Manager - Looked After & Permanence Service
Band 1 £64,455 - £66,551

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership team in Durham’s Children’s Social Care Service. We are looking for a strategic manager to lead services for our children looked after and care leavers services which includes our adoption service. As a local authority we are an ambitious and committed corporate parent and our services for children looked after and care leavers were judged ‘good’ at our recent inspection in 2019. We are committed to ensuring that every child and family receives outstanding services and support through high quality social work and innovative service delivery.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable social care practice leader who will join the team and drive forward our vision. We have been embedding the Signs of Safety social work practice model across the whole service and are committed to practice which is strengths based and focused on developing high quality relationships with children and families.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Helen Fergusson, Head of Children’s Social Care on 03000 268657 for further discussion.

Virtual interviews will be held on Monday 9 November 2020.

Required qualifications:
• Final professional qualification in Health or Social Care to degree level or equivalent;
• Degree in related professional area;
• MBA or management qualification.
• HCPC Registered

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

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). 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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