About the role
This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
The London Borough of Croydon is a thriving cultural hub. It’s a truly unique place to practice social work – Croydon is one of the fastest growing populations in the UK and is home to 94,000 children.
It’s an exciting time to be joining us. To meet the changing needs of our children and families we are investing more than £10 million in adapting our delivery model to support the highest quality service.
For you, this investment means you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career as well as make your mark by helping to shape the way we support children and families.
The role of the Independent reviewing officer is critical to effective planning for children, timely interventions and ensuring plans are made a reality and we are looking for enthusiastic, committed professionals who want to make a difference and meet the challenge.
The successful candidate must have a sound background in Looked after children’s reviews and children’s safeguarding, have good communication skills, chairing skills, and be able to evaluate information and develop strategies in a multi-agency forum. They will have a good understanding of the role of the Independent Reviewing officer and be able to work in partnership with social workers and managers in our Looked After Children’s Teams. Experience of working within a Strengthening Families framework is desirable but not essential.
Our offer to you
Grade 15 – Grade 16
31 days’ annual leave in addition to bank holidays with the option to buy up to an additional 10 more days of annual leave through salary sacrifice
Development opportunities in key areas of practice; taking on specific lead roles, giving you the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and to develop your practice
Laptop/Phone with agile work practice
A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
A core skills training & Learning Development programme
Most of all what makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.
For an informal discussion please contact Adam Fearon-Stanley or Steve Hall on 0208 726 6400
Croydon Council is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.