Independent Reviewing Officer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£43,155 to £49, 635 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

As part of our commitment to promoting the best outcomes for children in York, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join Children’s Services.

About the role;

As an Independent Reviewing Officer you will help maintain excellent scrutiny, challenge and support in the planning and delivery of support to children and young people in care, subject to child protection plans and Supervision Orders.

You will be passionate about promoting the voice and influence of children in planning for their lives, with excellent interpersonal and reporting skills.

You will have good analytical skills, ability to chair challenging, and at times emotionally charged, meetings and have the ability to achieve collaborative resolution of complex safeguarding and service provision issues.

You will be skilled in confidently working with children of all ages, their families and carers, multi agency partnerships and senior managers.  

Applicants must have current professional registration with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Significant post qualifying experience including

  • Experience of delivering successful outcomes children and young people in care
  • Experience of working with children in need of safeguarding.
  • An ability to use management information systems to ensure the service meets its statutory requirements.

You can look forward to a generous pay and reward package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 29 days annual leave
  • Family friendly policies
  • Comprehensive staff benefits
  • Manageable, monitored caseloads
  • Supported working environment
  • Regular reflective supervision
  • Training and development

This is a 12 month  Fixed term post

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

For CYC applicants ‘This vacancy is available as a secondment opportunity. Candidates must seek permission of their current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity’

For further information or an informal discussion please contact, Sarah Olorenshaw

Closing date:  Friday 26 November 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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