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Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Manager

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/274893
  • Published: Thu 21/03/2024, 11:24 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £60,273 - £63,291
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Mallory, 2 Alice Ker Square, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

Wirral is a great place to work. We are a supportive and nurturing council, committed to developing and progressing our social care workforce so that they can achieve their ambition and thrive. Wirral's children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. We want to make Wirral great for children and their families and we want the right leaders and managers who can help #bethedifference.

The Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Manager, is a key role for the organisation in driving forward our plan. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has the skills, knowledge, and experience to work with our teams, managers, and fellow heads of service in driving quality practice, leading and implementing innovation and embedding the values and behaviours we expect in Wirral.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to strengthen the offer of support provided to young people and families, providing key leadership and management over a fast-paced and enthusiastic social care workforce. As the Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Manager, you will work together with the strategic lead for the service and will a number of IRO's who work with our staff and vulnerable children and families from assessment through to a final permanency plan, to quality assure our provision.

At Wirral, we're committed in offering you access to a range of learning and development opportunities, including those provided directly by our professional and dedicated Practice Improvement Team. As an organisation, we do not just offer a competitive salary but a host of additional benefits which mean that our employees thrive working here. You will become integrated into our collective family, involved in a programme of thought-provoking and relevant staff engagement events, led by visible leaders (including the successful candidate for this post) and managers. You will have access to a range of wellbeing support, tailored to your needs and responsive to the challenging and difficult circumstances you encounter.

A Social Work qualification is required to undertake this role, you will also need to be registered with Social Work England.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Lynn Cambell on 07980065811 

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/274893
  • Published: Thu 21/03/2024, 11:24 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £60,273 - £63,291
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Mallory, 2 Alice Ker Square, Merseyside

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