5th March 2014

Team Manager (MASH), Sefton Council

£42,032 Sefton Council has high expectations for our Children in Care and our Children’s workforce team and we are seeking to appoint a permanent manager for the developing MASH Team who shares our values. At Sefton Council, we are determined that we will provide, ‘the right intervention at the right time’ to our most vulnerable children. We take great pride in maintaining our low caseloads, our low vacancy rates and our record of involving the least number of workers in the child’s journey – this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manager who can meet these goals and who is passionate about influencing positive outcomes for Sefton’s children. You will play a key role in safeguarding, have responsibility for all new referrals to Children’s Social Care and your team will be responsible for urgent safeguarding work. You will be instrumental in shaping Sefton’s MASH, ensuring that information is shared cross agencies appropriately and that the MASH is delivered to the highest standard. You will need to demonstrate capacity to manage a multi-disciplinary team, as well as demonstrating excellent negotiation skills. You must be able to evidence effective, safe decision making. Using a step up step down approach you will […]
25th February 2014

Head of Legacies, Mencap

Salary: Excellent Location – London, EC1 We are the largest learning disability charity in the UK and a powerful voice for those with learning disability, their families and carers. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, lis, tened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life. To achieve this mission we campaign, lobby and deliver amazing services helping thousands of people with a learning disability, along with their families and carers. The last year has seen significant change throughout our charity. We have restructured our regional services and revised our set of campaigning priorities. We have also devised a clear direction for our service provision so we have never been better placed to develop our fundraising contribution. Coupled with this, we have recently appointed a brand new Director of Fundraising who this has brought a fresh vision and renewed enthusiasm to our team. Legacy fundraising is our largest income stream, contributing just short of 50% of our voluntary income. As such, this role is a senior post within our fundraising function and has significant impact throughout the broader team. There are numerous […]
24th February 2014

Head of Professional Practice and Governance, Warwickshire County Council

£79,174 – 87,091 Warwickshire County Council is a dynamic local authority already embarked on a major transformation across the People Group and we are now looking to add a new role to the Group Leadership Team. The Head of Professional Practice and Governance will offer a new perspective to help lead, shape, challenge, and inspire Children’s and Adult’s Services in keeping with the high ambitions Warwickshire County Council has for its customers. The successful candidate will be the Principal Social Worker so will focus on the professional role and development of all social workers in the Council This is an exciting role for a high calibre individual with the broad ranging visionary, leadership, strategic thinking, championing, safeguarding, quality assurance and business skills required for this key role. Being a new role we are keen to hear from applicants as to their interpretation of the role and how they would lead and shape the social care workforce across all ages to achieve improved outcomes for customers. This role will lead a new Business Unit with responsibility for Business Planning, Professional social work practice and development, Programme and Project Management, Policy Development, Quality Assurance, Business Management and Information Systems. This means we […]
21st February 2014

Head of Adult Social Care and Health Partnership – RBWM

Up to £90,000 The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council takes great pride in offering high quality services that meet the needs of the users within our budget constraints, without making any cuts on the front line. We are truly focused on providing high-quality services, recognising that close relationships with internal teams and external partners is fundamental to success. We are a small Borough and have a strong focus on nurturing close relationships across all areas of the council – we really care about providing high quality services in line with efficiency targets. All the Members at RBWM are strongly committed to their local involvement and offer invaluable support for effective and innovative solutions within Social Care and Health. RBWM invests heavily in Prevention and we genuinely believe in helping people to help themselves. This is an exciting opportunity to join a truly committed and motivated team. You will be fundamental in driving forward change as you lead on updating provider services, linking all services with the Better Care Fund, implementing the Care Bill Requirements and leading the development of the Safeguarding Board. Our Directorate Management team is very supportive and will ensure you have the tools required to […]
20th February 2014

Operational Director Fostering & Operational Director Adoption – Action for Children

  These are two new roles within Action for Children’s Children’s Placements division and will enable Action for Children to bring a sharper focus and leadership to these critical areas at a time of opportunity and growth. In both roles you will be instrumental in leading on the development of Action for Children’s fostering and adoption services across the UK and England respectively, improving systems and processes, driving cultural change to optimise performance, whilst being a strong external advocate and challenger with commissioners and within the policy environment. Operational Director Fostering Flexible location – Ideally Watford, but London, Glasgow or Cardiff are also possible office bases for this role (with UK travel) Salary range: £55,561- £60,381 As Operational Director Fostering, you will lead the effective operational delivery and development of high quality fee-based children’s placement services. You will be required to create a level of consistency across these services, continue to embed change and foster a culture of local decision making to ensure we are best meeting local need. You will be commercially astute and have responsibility for growing the revenue of these services by demonstrating the advantages and benefits that Action for Children can offer. Operational Director Adoption Flexible […]
18th February 2014

Head of Service, Commissioning – Central Bedfordshire Council

£61,000 This is an exciting opportunity to join Central Bedfordshire Council, a local authority with great ambitions for the future! We are seeking an energetic Head of Commissioning, who can build strong relationships. You will be joining a stable department with an excellent team, which will allow you to focus on ensuring the current agreements are running effectively as well as embedding new agendas. You will be fully accountable for all commissioning within Central Bedfordshire Social Care as well as assisting with commissioning within the health service , so there are huge opportunities to make a real difference. You must have a background within local government or health with a demonstrable track record of success in commissioning, strong leadership skills, and the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to rapid changes. For more information and to apply, please go to www.peridotportal.co.uk/centralbeds
18th February 2014

Head of Service, Older People and Disability – Central Bedfordshire Council

£65,000 This is an exciting time to join Central Bedfordshire Council – we are an extremely ambitious local authority and are making a real difference in the region. We are seeking a forward thinking, strategic minded Head of Service to join our team – someone who can drive forward good practice and performance. You will be fundamental in leading the development of care and support services, so it is essential you have a strong background in social work and can lead multi-disciplinary teams. Integration is really important to us and you will be delivering outcomes within health as well as within social care. We commit fully to investing in our team’s development and are seeking an ambitious professional who will take up the opportunities for growth within this role. A social work qualification is desirable but not essential, but you must hold a formal qualification within a relevant professional area such as social work, nursing, OT etc. Applicants must have assessment and case management experience. For further information and to apply please go to www.peridotportal.co.uk/centralbeds
7th February 2014

Assistant Director, Commissioning, Hackney Council

£80,859 – £89,897 An exciting opportunity for an Innovative Assistant Director of Commissioning who is passionate about delivering better outcomes. For more information please go to: http://www.peridotportal.co.uk/hackney