The starting salary for this position is £46,634 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
Are you highly motivated, committed to achieving best outcomes and ready for a challenge? If you are then this may be the role for you!
We are at an important and exciting time in the development of our Gateway to Resources Service within our Children’s Services Commissioning Directorate.
Children are at the centre of all we do, and we are looking for an innovative and dynamic Resource Review Team Manager to be part of the Gateway to Resources Service who will be able to take the team forward to its next stage of development. The Resource Review Team is a dynamic, supportive and busy team which works in partnership with other professionals and agencies to ensure that children and young people are living with providers who safeguard them and promote positive outcomes.
The successful applicant will join a child centred, positive thinking management team and will be responsible for leading the Resource Review Team in the quality assurance and contract monitoring of providers for children looked after and care leavers. The team also work closely with procurement and children’s commissioning in the tendering process for various frameworks.
About the Role
In this role you will manage a team of Resource Review Officers, Business Support Workers and Finance Officers; using your excellent relationship management skills to provide effective leadership. A key aspect of the role is to ensure effective monitoring of the quality of placements and contribute to the development of the wider Gateway to Resources service and the Commissioning directorate.
You will take a partnership and ‘strength-based’ approach to your work to improve the outcomes for the children and young people we work with. This will include service-wide and multi-agency working, collaborating with other areas of Children’s Services, partners and external agencies.
Working in partnership with operational and commissioning colleagues, you will ensure that the principles of the Sufficiency Strategy are adhered to, and by developing and maintaining robust and respectful professional relationships with external providers, you will ensure high quality, stable placements that are value for money.
You will also assist the Head of Service to implement the strategic oversight and development of the Service. This will involve developing, promoting and implementing any agreed service or strategic improvement plans. You will need to be able to understand and use data to inform service development and redesign operational process to ensure the service is timely and efficient.
You will be an experienced practitioner with a background and track record in children’s services, especially in relation to placements. You will have good knowledge and a sound understanding of safeguarding, children’s social work legislation along with the ability to understand the wider (commissioning) legislation that impacts on the work of the Gateway to Resources Service.
We are looking for someone who:
- Demonstrates a commitment to upholding best practice and standards
- Provides effective leadership for the team under your care, through being supportive and innovative to ensure that team members develop their skills and abilities to be the best they can be
- Is approachable and adaptable and able to challenge views and work practices in a professional and credible manner
If you are looking for an exciting and stimulating role within a Service that is both ambitious and determined to make a real difference, then we would love to hear from you!Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th December 2022 with interviews to be confirmed.
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Foster by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.