Head of Safeguarding
Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings - why not begin the next stage of your Children's Social Care management journey with us? Our Assistant Director, formerly our Head of Safeguarding, is looking for her successor who, it goes without saying, will be someone with extensive Children's Safeguarding knowledge. Vastly experienced or simply incredibly talented - we want to hear from you!
We need an experienced senior manager with significant experience of leading at a senior level in Children's Social Care OR someone with the talent, potential and enthusiasm to excel in this role with support and development. Whatever stage you are at, you need to be committed, creative and forward thinking and able to demonstrate confidence as a flexible, resilient, positive and motivational leader.
You will have, as a minimum, a relevant post graduate or professional qualification in social work and HCPC registration with extensive knowledge and understanding of children's safeguarding and, as importantly, a genuine interest in it. You will have the ability to support, challenge and advise others with a balance of strategic thought and emotional intelligence.
You will enjoy a challenge and thrive on new opportunities and experiences, with a keenness to work collaboratively with peers and partners alike. Excellent communication skills with an ability to be flexible and responsive in a team are crucial to the role.
WHAT DO WE WANT YOU TO DO?
Provide leadership and direction to the Children's Safeguarding teams and be central to our drive to continually improve practice and deliver best outcomes for our service users. This strategic role has a strong operational focus and the ability to build strong links with a range of partners gaining their trust and support to provide great services is key.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
A competitive salary, a generous relocation package, a flexible 37 hour working week, a modern workplace on the seafront of an attractive east coast resort; perhaps most importantly, a workplace where you can genuinely shape and influence the services we provide to children, young people and families, together with an opportunity to enhance and develop your career in Children's Social Work.
We have been rated 'Good' by Ofsted and aspire to be even better. We aim to attract and retain the best staff by ensuring that they feel valued and supported to carry out their important work. We want to create a working environment which is both reflective and challenging, which provides opportunities and where staff feel proud to work. We are not there yet ???. can you help us?
If we have whet your appetite for more information, then don't hesitate to contact Megan Dennison for an informal chat on (( ) ???. we really are waiting for your call.