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Children's Workforce Academy- Service Manager- Kingston Upon Thames

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/94540
  • Published: Sun 07/04/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/05/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £60258 - £68151
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN.

£60,258- £68,151 per annum for working 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Kingston-Upon Thames, KT1 2DW. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

While County Hall will be your office base you will be expected to travel around the county to meet the demands of the role

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

As the Service Manager for the Surrey Children's Service Workforce Academy you will be joining the Quality Performance division at a time of significant change, as we transform our Children's Services. We have new management in place, and are implementing innovative approaches to what we do to deliver our vision. We have made a great start, and are now looking for a dedicated Service Manager to join and strengthen our management team.

We would love to hear from you if you….

  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Hold specialist skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Have a proven track record of delivering meaningful change
  • Can suggest and implement creative solutions
  • Are able to build and maintain purposeful strategic relationships
  • Have experience of working collaboratively with partners to support the delivery of great services
  • Uphold Surrey's values and behaviors

As part of the overall transformation programme across the Children, Families, Learning and Culture Directorate, Patricia Denney- Director of Quality Performance has recognised the need for the division to provide better performance management and quality assurance in relation to the delivery of our operational services and is striving for change that will deliver this by providing:

  • Improved strategic planning with our partners
  • Clear and consistent business planning across the division
  • The ability to analyse and act upon information and intelligence to enable continuous improvement

This role is a unique opportunity that will see you lead on improving our strategic planning with the development and implementation of the new Surrey Children's Workforce Academy. The Academy aims to use best practice and knowledge to inform the work we do, to establish a shared language, model and culture that supports Surrey's children and their families. Your professional leadership will be critical in ensuring that collectively we promote and work to the highest standards of professional, management and leadership practice across our children's workforce. This Academy follows a model which has been established across the country. It is unique in that it is a partnership academy supporting all those working with children, young people and families in Surrey. This is an exciting opportunity for the candidate to be the forefront of its delivery over the coming years as we embed our new ways of working.

You will have the proven ability to build and maintain strong and purposeful working relationships with partners, working co productively to ensure that everyone working with children and their families has the opportunity to develop their skills, learning and career, so that we build and retain a workforce with the skills we need. Your specialist skills and knowledge will see you act as an advisor to senior management on local and national social work practice, you will lead the way as the professional champion for high quality and innovative practice in Surrey.

You must hold a relevant social work degree and be CIPD qualified to be considered for this role.

Please refer to the role person specification requirements in the attached job description for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you if you have the skills, passion and ambition that matches this role

Additional information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Dame Lorna Boreland- Kelly on 01372 833 089 or by e-mail at lorna.borelandkelly@surrey.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5th May 2019.

Interviews dates are to be confirmed but are anticipated for early June 2019.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/94540
  • Published: Sun 07/04/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/05/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £60258 - £68151
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN.

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