Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
The Independent Reviewing Officer is a key role in quality assuring the care plans and interventions for children looked after. The role offers independent oversight and monitoring of cases to ensure there is high quality, timely and effective multi agency work being undertaken that will address the needs of children and young people and secure positive outcomes. The Independent Reviewing Officer should be confident to provide constructive professional criticism to promote good practice and to ensure that plans are progressed in a timely way.
You will join the Service Quality Team (SQT) who are passionate about working to safeguard children and contributing to positive outcomes for children who are looked after and subject to Child Protection Planning, ensuring that their voice is at the centre of all that we do.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a registered social worker and have substantial post qualifying experience of child protection and working with children and young people who are looked after by a local authority. You will have the skills and ability to develop relationships with children and young people and promote their engagement and participation in meetings.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
Portsmouth Local Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.