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Senior Manager Partnerships and Quality - CMB1136e

Cumberland Council
Cumbria / Countywide
£62,273 - £65,017 per annum with additional market supplement of £14,347 per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Cumberland and make a difference to our children and their families. We are proud of our compassionate and talented workforce who are ambitious and committed to making a difference to our children and their families. If you are looking to influence best practice, whilst being surrounded by inspirational leaders and peers who are dedicated to our children, come and help us continue our Cumberland journey! 

We are looking for a creative Senior Manager responsible for Partnerships and Quality, who is passionate about making a difference for our children and their families. This is a new and permanent post which based within the Children and Family Wellbeing Directorate reporting to the Assistant Director for Quality Assurance and Safeguarding. 

The post holder will be responsible for managing the partnership arrangements in Cumberland including Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Corporate Parenting Board. Strategic responsibility for Quality and Improvement Programs for Children and Family Wellbeing, taking responsibility for the organisational support for regulatory inspection.

The post has direct line management responsibility for the staff teams in this area – Partnerships (inc. SEND), SENDIASS and QA Practice Development Team.

What can we offer you! We offer a generous benefits package including:  

  • We pay your Social Worker England registration fees.
  • Flexible Working: we operate on a Nine Day Fortnight work week within our Children & Families Teams with Hybrid Working, along with modern office workspace and flexibility to work within multiple offices across Cumberland.
  • Relocation Package (up to £8,000).
  • A strong training programme with plenty of opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Frequent interaction with our welcoming Senior Leadership Team, fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Strong Partnerships with Leading Social Work Practice Educators and research with Lancaster University & University of Cumbria.
  • Access to award winning ICT Support.
  • Mileage allowance and access to company pool cars. Tusker Car Leasing Scheme and Car Loan Scheme.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement.
  • Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Parental Leave.
  • Cycle to work scheme, 20% off childcare discount for working parents, free eye tests and so much more.


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults and Children’s Barred List check.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with adults and Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Adults and Children.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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