Programme and Improvement Manager- Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£41,025 - £43,821
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday
Hours of Work: 37
Job Share: This post IS open to Job Share
Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form. 
Flexible Working in Operation: Yes

This post closes at 11:59pm on the date specified. 
This post requires a Disclosure Scotland Basic Criminal Record Check. 

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad. 

Are you a Health, Social Care or Education or Early years professional? 

Do you have an interest in Managing, Quality Assurance systems and leading on improvement; Are you looking for a change in direction or perhaps a new Challenge? 

We have a key vacancy within our Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service for a Programme & Improvement Manager in our Children’s Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Service. Children’s services in Barnsley are seeking a professional, tenacious, motivated well organised, driven individual to support us to the next level in our Children’s service Improvement journey. You will have strong organisation skills, the ability to work under pressure, be self-motivated and able to work at senior levels across partnerships, with the ability to respectfully challenge. You will need to gain an extensive knowledge of all aspects of programme and project management including project planning, risk management, governance, and value for money and benefits realisation. 

The post holder is the key lead Officer responsible for coordinating, driving and maintaining our Children’s Continuous Service Improvement Framework and Plan, supporting the progress that we are making as a children’s partnership, in delivering good and outstanding services to vulnerable children living in the borough. 

You will manage a small team who provide a quality assurance service for Children’s Social Care Service, cascading best practice and learning, supporting improvement and consistently high standards of practice. You will need to understand the inspection framework for Children’s Social Care services and act as the named designated officer for inspection preparation and co-ordination. 

Job Profile: Programme & Improvement Manager - Job Profile (50012369).docx.docx
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Improvement Programme Manager - Exposure Profile (50012369).doc.doc
Additional Information: Additional Information to Applicants .docx.docx
Additional Information: Equal Opportunities For All Letter.pdf.pdf

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

CVs will not be accepted.