Head of Service for Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Up to £86,040
05 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The Council, its staff and partners, were delighted in August 2018 when Ofsted judged the overall effectiveness of Children’s Social Care services to be ‘outstanding’. Building successful and sustainable services for families is a priority for the Council and its partners. We are making good progress and we want to sustain the strength of our leadership team to accelerate the growth and development of our practitioners.

Joining a strong leadership team, your effective and consistent leadership will influence how we organise and deliver our vision of improving outcomes for our children and ensuring that our children remain safely cared for within their families.

You will manage 3 Service Managers who oversee our MASH, Referral & Assessment and Family Support & Child Protection teams. In return we offer a stable service with good morale, the opportunity to make a real difference and excellent learning and development opportunities, including enhanced ‘Signs of Safety’ development.

It’s a chance to build on existing good practice, but we’ll also want you to ask questions and challenge how things are done. The Council has made a significant investment in Children’s Services and that comes with high expectations. As a qualified social worker, you’ll bring a distinct focus on high quality professional practice and an emphasis on effective performance management.

If now is the time for you to join a team that is excited and committed to its next phase of improvement and practice development and you have a serious belief in the difference that high quality social work engagement can make for children, young people, their families and carers, then please get in touch.

For further information please visit www.bexleysocialcarecareers.wordpress.com or contact our consultants at Penna: Chris Barrow 020 3849 2624 or Anita Denton 07725 554802.

Closing date: Friday 4th October 2019.