Hours of work: 3 to 5 days per week
Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time
Fixed term for: 12 month fixed term contract if full time or 16 months if 3 days a week
Closing date: Sunday 09 May 2021
Interview date: Friday 21 May 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact
Principal Social Worker
About the role
East Sussex Children’s Services
East Sussex Children’s Services has been successful in securing funding for a Digital in Care Programme Manager post to help us develop our Digital Hub supporting young people in care and care leavers to develop their digital resilience. You will help us create the digital hub, building upon digital activity already in place, creating the right resources and training for carers and workers to support young people. Central to the digital hub will also be the Digital Ambassador Network including care experienced young people, foster carers and social workers. These ambassadors will support their peers in accessing the right technology, safely and positively. You will also help create the Digital in Care Strategy.
You will be a resourceful, passionate and motivated individual who has experience of working in Children’s Services with a good understanding of technology (though you do not need to be an expert at all) and a good understanding of the issues facing children in care. Critically you will have project management skills and be able to set up and implement programmes and focus on sustainability.
You will be comfortable working alongside senior managers, as well as frontline staff, and young people supporting them to create strategies, resources and networks that are relevant, helpful and proportionate.
We welcome applications from all sections of our community and for this post we particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.
Our progressive development programme will enable you to further develop your expertise in children’s services and this will be supported through induction, reflective supervision, mentoring, and bespoke training. We want to recruit those that are already motivated and have the skills and knowledge to make a difference for our workforce. But we don’t expect you to sit on your laurels, the kind of people attracted to this role will constantly be wanting to learn and develop and maximise the many opportunities working for ESCC provides.
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An award winning team
- *Judged Outstanding by Ofsted July 2018
- Local Government Association Chronicle Awards for services to children and business transformation
- Silver Award for Best Social Work Employer at the Social Worker of the year Awards 2017
- Teaching Partnership status.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.