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Principal Manager (Children’s Services)

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/278989
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 10:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £51,515 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

If you’re a current Social Work Manager and ready for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

  • Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of children?

  • Are you looking for somewhere where you can make as much of a difference to the life chances of children and young people as possible?

  • A place where you are always looking forward? Where there’s a big focus on continuous learning and career progression?

 

Our Principal Managers play a key leadership role, overseeing and managing the provision of our dynamic Children’s teams, you will supervise two Practice Leads who will each supervise five social workers. We expect candidates to have a deep understanding of social work and a strong commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Halton.

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Halton and we are currently embedding a relationship based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We’re on a journey for excellence and we’ve made it our mission to ensure that children and young people get the best service from us, so they are able to thrive and achieve.

When you become a permanent Social Work employee at Halton Borough Council we'll welcome you with a payment of up to £4000* to recognise your contribution to our Children’s Services.

We’re offering £2000 (pro-rata for part-time) to new appointments made to permanent qualified social work roles. There is an additional payment of £2000 (pro-rata for part-time) paid to new appointments in qualified social worker posts in the Duty and Assessment and Children in Need Teams.

Halton is a thriving and vibrant Borough where people can learn and develop their skills; enjoy a good quality of life with good health; a high quality, modern urban environment; the opportunity for all to fulfil their potential; greater wealth and quality, sustained by a thriving business community; and safer, stronger and more attractive neighbourhoods.

If you are successful in applying for this role you will be supported in your role by the Senior Management Team with training and development opportunities and investment in your wellbeing and work life balance, including:

  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (increasing after 5 years’ service)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities
  • Free Car Parking
  • Employee Health Initiatives
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing scheme

 

Principal Manger posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andy Jones (Head of Service) at andrew.jones@halton.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

 

Interviews will be held on the 10th June 2024

 

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/278989
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 10:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £51,515 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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