Service Manager – CPC Service
CSRA £66,738 - £73,315
36 per week / Monday – Friday
“Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of children and young people?”
This role is responsible for contributing to the achievement of positive well-being and safety outcomes for children subject to child protection plans and children looked after. This contribution is achieved through the leadership, management and quality assurance of the statutory planning and reviewing arrangements children subject to a child protection plan and for looked after children.
This role has a particular focus on children subject to a Child Protection Plan.
This role manages the CP chair service which is made up of a CPC manager, 8 CP chairs and 10.6 business support officers. This role manages the CPC manager and line management of the remainder of the service is shared between this role and the CPC manager.
The suitable applicant will have the following experience, as well and the skills and experience mentioned below.
- Experience of leading and managing a statutory social work service responsible for child protection and looked after children.
- Experience of chairing a range of complex multi-agency meetings effectively.
- Experience of developing and implementing effective performance management and quality assurance systems.
- Experience of contributing to the development of a highly motivated, high achieving and stable work force with a positive, “can-do”, customer-centred culture.
Benefits of Working With Us
- A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
- 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
- A range of CPD opportunities to support your development
- Accredited Systemic Supervision training
- Investment into your staff well-being
- Experienced Senior Leaders supporting service managers and front line managers, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work
Why Join Us
- Join a highly diverse workforce
- The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
- You will join an established management team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
- Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.
- The council promotes a hybrid working where the role allows
- Social work qualification and registration with Social Work England
- Knowledge of national policy, strategy and developments regarding children’s social care, and areas that impact on children’s social care.
- Detailed knowledge of legislation, statutory regulations and guidance in respect of looked after children and child protection.
- In-depth knowledge of the London Child Protection Procedures.
- In-depth knowledge of latest research and evidence-based best practice in child protection and looked after children work.
- Detailed understanding of “outcomes concepts” and quality assurance methodologies.
- Able to lead and manage operational projects to achieve desired outcomes, applying project management skills effectively.
- Able to develop, apply and use effectively at operational level outcomes-based quality assurance frameworks.
- Able to analyse and correctly interpret a range of different types of quality assurance information and draw evidence-based conclusions and recommendations.
- Able to produce high quality, analytical and evidence-based reports, and present to a range of audiences.
- Able to lead and manage staff in a way that delivers good practice.
Recruitment and Selection Timeline
The closing date for applications is 23:59 2nd October 2022
Shortlisting will take place WC 3rd October 2022
Interviews will take place WC 10th October 2022
Equal opportunities statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a enhanced DBS check.
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.