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Organisation: Northamptonshire Children's Trust   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £70,103 - £82,348   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 22071

Closing date:

07 December 2020 at midday
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
Safeguarding Social Care Services
Strategic Manager
£70,103 to £82,348

Our Service
Children’s Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we can confirm that we will become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. We are currently recruiting an energetic and passionate Strategic Manager to continue and develop a high quality service.
There is a service improvement plan to ensure that children get the right service at the right time through an integrated approach from early help to social care. Signs of safety strengths based approaches led by our principal social worker supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our Signs of Safety Champions and business support.
This is a very fast paced and busy role which will require you to have commitment and drive to be successful in this position within a service that strives to deliver positive outcomes for our children and families in collaboration with our external partners.
We value our colleagues and are working to stabilise our permanent workforce and to improve practice.

The Role
We are seeking an experienced Strategic Manager, with current Social Work England registration, and previous leadership experience in a similar Strategic role. The right candidate will have demonstrable change management, proven management experience and continuous improvement skills to support The Children’s Trust on its improvement journey.
The post will be based in Angel St. Northampton.
Your role will be to lead and manage the team to provide the highest quality social care services including providing quality supervision and coaching when required. You will support the service manager in continually driving performance and improving outcomes for children.

The Person
It will be important to you to make a personal contribution towards improving our service as we go into a Trust. You will have strong leadership skills and be passionate about supporting the service to ensure children reach their goals and have the best possible futures.
You will be the lead for quality and improvement within social care services, support and promote the use of management and performance information; analyzing key data and triangulating this with qualitative data (e.g. audits) to assess the quality of front-line practice, make improvement recommendations and evaluating the impact

What We Offer

• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (with service rises to 32 days plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised pension scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• Lease car scheme
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment (subject to terms and conditions)
• Signs of Safety training
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Trish Rhynas
To apply please go to our website or apply through
We look forward to hearing from you
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.
Enhanced DBS clearance and SW England required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.

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