The starting salary for this role is £53,018 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
Do you have experience in children’s social care?
Are you good with data and passionate about making sure all children receive the best possible services?
Are you comfortable and confident providing challenge? If so, this could be the job for you…
The performance team has been supporting Surrey children’s services on a transformative improvement journey over the last few years. Now, we’re looking for a Head of Performance Family Safeguarding and Corporate Parenting to maintain the momentum and expand on the good work done so far.
The role is part of the Quality and Performance division which sits within the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Directorate. The role reports to the Assistant Director of Performance Intelligence and Management Information Systems (PIMIS).
Throughout Surrey children’s services improvement journey, the performance team has played an important role. In fact, in the recent Ofsted focus visit, it was noted that…
“Extensive auditing and detailed performance information have enabled leaders to identify patterns, including service strengths as well as areas for improvement, and this continues to shape improvement plans.”
As our Head of Performance Family Safeguarding and Corporate Parenting you will be responsible for continuing to make sure the service receives and has access to the information it needs to sustain and further develop improvement work. This will partly be through an existing reporting schedule and regular meetings with senior members of the service however, you will also have full support to review the functions and shape them for the future.
We use the Liquidlogic suite for Children’s Services and Early Help and are implementing the Early Years and Education System (EYES) leading us towards a Single View of a Child’s information. Our work is supported by the use of Tableau for data visualisation and our performance framework.
The work done so far has been challenging and varied. And none of that stops now. With invaluable support from the children’s services leadership team, the performance function is growing, taking on more work, with more responsibility and visibility
You will line manage a team of five performance officers. The current team are skilled, curious and dedicated; focused on working with frontline services to achieve the best possible outcomes for all children in Surrey. We value our team and want to give them as much opportunity and support as possible, you will be a key part of this, having performance conversations with them on a regular basis.
To be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence the following:
- A robust understanding of children’s social care and its data
- Experience of working with and managing multiple stakeholders
- Experience line managing a team
- Good communication skills and experience having difficult conversations
- The ability to prioritise workloads
- The ability to analyse data
- Experience of working alongside social care leaders to deliver successful outcomes linked to the Ofsted inspection framework
- Knowledge of statutory data returns and compliance
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15th August 2021.
Please be advised that all interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd August 2021.
If you have any questions please contact Melissa Hernandez in the first instance on Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application.
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 26 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