Assistant Director Practice Improvement and Development

Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £92,681 plus market supplement and relocation allowance (subject to terms and conditions)
06 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full time

This role offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join Birmingham Children’s Trust, the largest children’s social care provider in the country. The Trust is now very well established, we have a positive presence both regionally and nationally and as such, we are keen to influence local and national policy. We are going from strength to strength, this role being central to the success of our services, at the same time offering an opportunity to influence the future direction of social work practice.

The successful applicant will provide strategic leadership City wide, working alongside the Trust leadership Team and reporting to the Director of Practice and the Trust Executive. It is essential that you hold a recognised social work qualification and that you can demonstrate that you have led social work services at a strategic level.

We have developed an environment where learning, development and practice improvement are underpinning principles service wide. We pride ourselves on innovation and achieving what we set out to do, this role will help the Executive to achieve all that we set out to do.

We have established strong lines of communication with children, families and our workforce. We want to deliver services that children and families will benefit from; our primary task is to understand local need. This role will play a huge part in making this happen.

We have taken all things learning, development, performance and intelligence, quality and transformation into a City-wide Practice Hub. The successful candidate will oversee the practice, delivering innovation and consistency in practice, thinking outside of the box and supporting our whole workforce in striving for excellent social work and social care practice.

We have learned so much more about the needs of children and families during the pandemic. We are developing a service response that take account of that learning and we intend to be stronger as a result.

We are looking for a person who has ambition that matches ours, to join us at this exciting moment, to be part of the Trust’s journey and help take us to the next level. The challenges are big, but the opportunities are great! You will be able to demonstrate a track record in shaping and improving services. You will be a proven senior leader who understands what good service look like.  In return we offer up to 34 days annual leave, a final salary pension and a range of employee benefits.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Jenny Turnross Director of Practice on 07548 123758

Closing date: Sunday 23rd August 2020 at 23:59

Interviews to be held on Friday 4th September 2020

To apply, please click HERE