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DATE ADDED: Fri 16/11/2018

** Head Of Looked After Children's Services - Walsall Council **

walsall, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

Head of Service - Looked After Children

£60,979 - £73,308 per annum

Walsall Right for Children – Be part of the journey

There is a real buzz currently in Walsall!! We are embarking on an ambitious transformation programme to ensure that we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people. Restorative practice and a ‘Walsall Right for Children’ agenda that focuses on effective prevention is at the heart of this transformation.

Restorative practice is central to everything all we do. High challenge and high support sums up how we work with our children, young people and families, our partners and with each other. We are also working in partnership with the ‘What Work Centre’ to help us become more evidence-informed in our practice and strategic planning. This is a really exciting time to come and join us!

We have established two new Head of Service posts to join our stable and experienced senior management team. These Heads of Service (Help & Protection and Looked After Children) will report to the Assistant Director for Children’s Social Work and Safeguarding and will play a critical role providing the technical knowledge and skills of working with vulnerable children as well as the leadership skills to support our ‘Walsall Right for Children’ transformation program.

The Role:

Head of Service - Looked After Children

Responsibilities and areas covered.

Direct line management of 3 staff and 200 in total

  • Provider Services including Fostering & Adoption and Children’s homes
  • Permanency Hub (Court, Connected Person Teams, Therapeutic Contact Service)
  • Children in Care Teams
  • Transition & Leaving Care Team
  • Strategic partnership development in respect of Corporate Parenting and ‘Walsall Right for Children’ agenda
  • The Person:

Experienced social care manager with successful track record of operational management, excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage and deliver impactful change.  You will be a passionate, creative and compelling advocate for all children and young people, with a relentless focus for doing the right thing for children and making a real difference.

To find out more contact Simon Ray at our search partners Hampton’s Resourcing on 07870 620 587 / 01926 355 778 

Closing date: Sunday 18th November 2018
Interview date: Provisionally Dec 2018

Politically restricted post: Legislation imposes restrictions on political activity for certain local government employees. This position is designated as a politically restricted (sensitive) post as set out in Part 1 the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 (LGO(PR)R 1990) [SI 851] and S.30 of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Role: ** Head of Looked After Children's Services - Walsall Council **
Job Type: Permanent
Location: walsall, england, england

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