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Featured Job: Salford Independent Reviewing Officer Service

Practice Manager – Independent Reviewing Officer Service

Ref: 50140205
Employer: Salford City Council
Location: Sutherland House, 303 Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford
Salary: £40,217 – £42,053 per annum
Salary Grade: 5A scp 46-48
Working Pattern: Full Time
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 24/04/2016 23:59
Job Type: Project Management, Management/Senior Management, Children’s Services
Interview Date: 5th May 2016

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Now is a very exciting time to join Children’s Services in Salford. We want children growing up in Salford to see and say that their city, community, and services are great and this has been recognised in our recent Ofsted report which rates our overall services as ‘good’

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent post (36 hours) as a Practice Manager within the Independent Reviewing Officer and Quality Assurance Service within Salford’s Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit, based at Sutherland House, Swinton.

Initially the post holder will carry a reduced IRO caseload and will provide supervision to a number of Independent Reviewing Officers, having a role within the Quality assurance work within the Safeguarding Unit. It is planned that in the medium term this post will be fully managerial with no caseload responsibility.

Why work for Salford Children Services?

• Listen to what children and young people want and work hard to make sure that the services they provide help keep them safe and to achieve their wishes (Ofsted 2015).
• The workforce is stable and children and young people in Salford have sustained and meaningful relationships with consistent workers.
• Staff are supported through a well-targeted and effectively delivered training programme.
• Strong leadership and management.

The work does not stop here. We are already in the process of working through and implementing the findings and recommendations of the inspectors. We may be ‘good’ but we will always have things to improve and develop further to achieve excellence!

There will be opportunities to deliver training programmes and contribute to the continuing practice development of social workers.

Prospective candidates will be social work qualification and will demonstrate substantial experience in work with children and families, including looked after children, care proceedings and child protection, as a practitioner and in some kind of supervisory capacity.

Closing Date for Last Application is: 24th April 2016.

Interviews will be taking place on: 5th May 2016

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sean Atkinson on 603 4507.

Our mission is to help bring about improvements in practice and policy. Holding children at the centre of what we do through our work with and for them, we aim to lead and promote excellent care and services. The partnership consists of an elected Chair and elected Regional Leads who represent their regions at a national level (two from each of the nine regions within England).

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