Starting salary: £52,282 pro rata
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 18
Contract type: Permanent – Part Time
Closing date: 3rd December 2023
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Inclusive Recruitment Pilot
In keeping with Camden’s commitment to Conscious Inclusion, we are taking positive action to improve diversity at our senior levels. One of the measures we have committed to is making sure we don’t have any All-White shortlists for leadership roles.
The recruitment to this role will form part of that pilot, to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in senior roles within the council. If you are a Black, Asian or Other Ethnic candidate and would like to self-declare this as part of our positive action commitments, please do so. For further information, please email the resourcing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
This is an exciting role where you can really make an impact to the lives of Camden children.
The role of Quality Assurance & Practice Development Officer is to encourage a learning culture through the demonstration of strong practice, knowledge, championing core social work values and participating as appropriate in audit/qa activity and practice development initiatives. You will complete work that will be led by the needs of the Service and directly contributes to achieving and maintaining outstanding levels of social work practice and leadership for Camden children. You will be aware of and will use performance data to enhance understanding of the lived experiences and quality of services provided to Camden’s children and their families.
We take pride in getting it right first time and you will receive the training and support you deserve to help you deliver for this already first-rate service from day one. If you have the commitment, drive, and ability to deliver high service standards across the borough, then you are the person we are looking for.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
We are looking for someone who is fully qualified, accredited social work professional status (CQSW, Dip SW, CSS or PQCSS), and substantial and broad experience of Children’s Social Care both at a practitioner and manager level. You will ideally have 5 years’ qualified, accredited social work professional status (CQSW, Dip SW, CSS or PQCSS), and substantial and broad experience of Children’s Social Care both at a practitioner and manager level.
The role will need to bring to the role your on point auditing and quality assurance skills, as well as experience of operational management of social work teams. You will also have the ability to anticipate, analyse and interpret relevant policy changes, assess the impact, and advise and lead on the implementation changes to practice.
You will need to have the ability to offer appropriate, constructive, and effective challenge to improve outcomes for children, as well as be able to scrutinise and review policy and practice to ensure continuous improvements.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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To apply for this job please click the "Apply" button. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at email@example.com or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG