Practice Development Manager – Safeguarding & Reviewing – Children & Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £55,554 to £56,640 55554 - PO8
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Yes
Department
Children & Education
Service
Children & Families Service
Closing date
02/10/2022

Hackney’s Children and Families Service is looking for a Practice Development Manager to undertake a busy role within the Safeguarding and Reviewing Service. This role provides an opportunity to further shape the quality assurance and practice across child protection and looked after children’s services.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate leader, who will bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families and who will have sound knowledge of services from the front door, through to long term work, looked after children and care leavers.

Our Service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising, promoting and supporting best practice and service development, retaining a clear focus upon positive good outcomes and stability for children and families across the borough. Hackney is proud of its organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with children and their families.

We have excellent local services and a thriving cultural sector, making this one of London’s most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to ensure Hackney’s economic growth leaves no-one behind and that we harness opportunities to transform the lives of local people

You must have:

– a relevant professional social work degree or equivalent

– current registration with Social Work England

– Substantial post qualifying experience

– experience of managing and developing staff and best practice

– evidence of continuing professional development

An enhanced DBS check is required.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 02 October 2022

Interview date: 19 & 21 October 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk