Child Protection Conference Manager
It takes the expertise of many professionals to assess vulnerable children properly. Our dedicated Child Protection team works in collaboration with a range of partners to make sure we reach the right decisions – a process that requires much discussion. It’s therefore important that we have an effective and efficient Conference & Review system in place and a skilled Child Protection Conference Manager to lead it.
This is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional career within a well established local authority. As Child Protection Conference Manager, you’ll run the Conference service, handling direction, delivery and performance. Day-to-day, you’ll lead your team of Conference & Review Chairs to provide a first-class service dealing with children on Child Protection plans. Your role will involve undertaking Quality Assurance work, including case audits, and the careful allocation of resources. You’ll also help to develop service policies and strategy while tackling operational management. That means supporting the Head of Service and striving for continuous service improvement while co-ordinating the service on a daily basis.
About the role
With extensive experience in this specialist area, you’ll already have what it takes to excel. You know all about the legislation, systems and initiatives involved in Child Protection, as well as the political agenda. You’re also adept at leading partnership arrangements and chairing case conferences. Now you’re ready to put your talents to use where they can make a real difference.
An organised and articulate leader, you’ll have the credibility to inspire your people, build relationships and deal with contacts within and outside the Council. Educated to degree-standard, with a relevant professional qualification, you’ll be keen to make your Conference & Review service the very best it can be.
To make a great Conferencing Manager, you’ll bring your experience and knowledge with you and be confident in undertaking the role. In this busy, fast paced team, you’ll get on best if you are flexible and able to work well under pressure. You will work closely with colleagues from various teams and build positive links between your team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working. You will hold a degree in social work (DipSW) and registered with the HCPC.
We know your skills are highly sought after so we’re offering a 6% market factor salary enhancement if you choose Bucks. You will also receive a Golden Hello payment of £2,125 upon your one year work anniversary; car allowance of £300 per annum (paid monthly), and a Relocation Allowance up to £8,000 (if applicable)*. At Buckinghamshire County Council, we’ll support you to develop your skills and experience and continue your own career progression.
*Please note this market factor enhancement is reviewed each year. The Golden Hello payment is paid pro rata for part time hours.
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