Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JM6:- £53,798 - £57,620 per annum
Location: Based in Weston-super-Mare and Portishead/Clevedon
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
We are looking for two experienced social work qualified service leaders to lead our services in the East and North of North Somerset covering Statutory Social Work, Early Intervention, and Young Person’s Support. We are particularly interested in someone with experience working and managing across various children’s services. Your primary base will be in and around Weston-super-Mare for one post, Portishead and Clevedon for the other.
Your post will be integral to the Children Services Leadership Team, working closely with other senior leaders to ensure decisive care planning, good quality social work practice with an important contribution to the future direction of Children’s Social Care in North Somerset. In this senior role, you will help to manage the direction, delivery and performance of key frontline Children’s Social Care teams. You will make sure risk is assessed and managed promptly so we can make swift and effective interventions. It’s all about providing the kind of high quality services that meet the needs of children, young people and their families. You’ll also respond to new challenges and priorities, while fulfilling our statutory obligations and maximising resources.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion please contact Eifion Price, Assistant Director on 01275 884392.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 10 October 2018