As the Lead Local Authority in the North Central and East London Step Up to Social Work Partnership, LB Islington is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and skilled Social Worker as the partnerships Step Up to Social Work Programme Manager. LB Islington is pleased to be working in partnership with LB Enfield, LB Hackney and LB Haringey together with academic partner Middlesex University to deliver this programme. The NCELSUSW programme began in January 2018 and has had a successful start with all students passing their first placements. We are looking for a Programme Manager who is able to sustain and build on this success.
The post holder will provide strategic oversight through the maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders within the partnership including, students, academics, DfE staff and senior leaders within Local Authorities. The post holder should be capable of communicating clearly both 1:1 and when delivering large group sessions, including class based teaching and meetings with senior leaders. The post holder will share the ethos of the programme to develop excellence in social work practice education and will have the knowledge and skills to deliver this.
The post holder will be capable of effectively managing the financial and administrative processes that are aligned with this role. This includes managing the programme budget and liaising with academic and Local Authority partners to ensure that students engage well in the programme and that the programme fully meets the expectations of the partnership and the DfE.
The post holder will be based within the friendly and highly regarded Workforce Development Team in the London Borough of Islington. They will be an experienced social worker who meets the standards of Practice Supervisor in the KSS and Advanced Social Worker in the current BASW PCF. They will have current HCPC registration.
Islington Council is committed to the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing Date: Sunday 16th September 2018 at 23:59
Interview and Testing Dates: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Naomi Soetendorp, Practice Learning Coordinator, LB Islington – firstname.lastname@example.org 02075271880.