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Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance – Children & Families Service

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£49,320 - £57,376 per annum + relocation support
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care
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Job Details

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for a Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role in a dedicated team? Do you have a passion for ensuring that children and young people receive the best care and support possible? This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a well-established, very experienced team, who are determined to achieve the highest standards of care and safety for children and young people.

You will be at the forefront of transformational change and be part of a truly exceptional team who strive to make a difference for the children and families of North Yorkshire.

As significant member of the children and management team, you will contribute to the overall development and delivery of the service. You will be specifically responsible for ensuring that practice is monitored effectively across a complex multi-agency system, assessing risk, learning and implementing change effectively and at pace in order to meet rigour of testing inspection frameworks. In addition, you will enhance strategic delivery of services through robust quality assurance. 

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your career; we are an authority with a strong track record, relentless focus on delivery and performance, with strong stable leadership, talented teams and well-developed partnerships. We understand the importance of workforce development and you will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge, to effectively deliver and improve service. You will receive a comprehensive induction programme, coaching and mentoring, as we strongly believe educated and skilled employees contributes to a positive, vibrant work environment.  With this in mind, you will receive a minimum commitment of £5k training and development, in the first year alone, which will include Signs of Safety and Systemic Practice. 

What you will bring…

As a Group Manager of Effective Practice and Quality Assurance, you will have the characteristics of a great leader: driven, astute, passionate and a great communicator, prepared to take on a new challenge by leading from the front. 

You will have a proven track record of turning ideas into real-world successes, thrive in an environment that seeks to continually improve and establishing a culture where staff are motivated to achieve high expectations, whilst equally receiving high levels of support. 

We need someone who can manage significant resources and ensure that the service delivers within nationally defined regulations and standards. You will be confident in social work practice and will coach, develop and manage social workers. 

You will also have a sound ability to gather and interpret information from multiple sources, collating it into one coherent picture.

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic individual who is ready to take on a challenge, which will utilise and develop their skills and knowledge, whilst working alongside a supportive dedicated team. 

We welcome any interested applicants to contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice PIP) on for an informal conversation.

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 26th September 2021

Shortlisting date: Monday 27th September 2021

Interview date: Monday 4th October 2021

Interview venue: County Hall, Northallerton

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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