Hours of work: 7 hours (1 day per week)
Working pattern: Part-time
Fixed term for: 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 06 October 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact
Nicola McGeown, Principal Social Worker
About the role
The Universities of Brighton and Sussex, and local authorities Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council have come together to form a Teaching Partnership called the South Coast Regional Centre for Social Work Education (SCRC for short). This partnership funding from the Department for Education to continue to build a new, sustainable and innovative model for social work education that supports social workers in training, ASYE, ongoing continuing professional development and practice research.
In order to support this project we are looking for a project officer with lots of experience of social work to undertake the overall programme management of the Teaching Partnership Project.
The role will be responsible for performance management, accountability and assurance, financial, monitoring, reporting and evaluation requirements. Also arranging and recording meetings.
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Project Officer who has a good understanding of the functions of social care. Ideally the Project Officer would be able to start immediately working 1 day a week for a 12 month contract
We offer attractive benefits, including flexible working and job sharing, performance related pay, a generous holiday allowance, a career and ample training and continuing professional development opportunities.
Relationships are the key to best practice
At ESCC our Connected Practice model creates change through meaningful and helpful relationships with children and families – an approach which focusses on enabling young people to lead safe, stable and fulfilling lives at home with their families.
Our practitioners draw on their own resources to develop effective relationships with vulnerable families and children. By working intensively, and using structured interventions, our social workers help families to solve problems themselves ensuring that children are safer and better nurtured.
Progress your learning and training
At East Sussex we know that our staff are individuals with their own career goals. So we have created a clear career development pathway, known as Progress, which maps out all the different options and opportunities for enriching and developing individual careers. It enables staff to build on existing skills and develop new knowledge and it provides clarity around the requirements for pay and progression, social work registration and further accreditation
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
- relocation costs up to £8k, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
- interest-free loan for rental deposit
- payment of your Social Work England registration fees
We’re a family-friendly service which offers flexible working (in agreement with individual line manager) and a focus on wellbeing for all our staff, such as mindfulness training and counselling. For all the details, take a look at the full range of benefits full range of benefits
Join us now
Our Social Work practice is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that’s what children and young people tell us and 95% of social workers surveyed would recommend East Sussex as a good place to work. We’ve been awarded the following:
- 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.
So, if you’d like to be part of our progressive team, apply NOW
For more information about Children's Social work in East Sussex please visit https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs/social-work-with-children/
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.