Project Manager - Childrens and Families Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

Children & Families
Resources, Improvement & Partnerships
Children Services
Project Manager
Due to Covid 19 the job will be based at home
Full Time, Fixed Term, Secondment
Grade 13

£39,782 - £41,675

This job is temporary up to March 2021 to cover a project.

Internally restricted job. To apply for this job, you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

This is a 6 month project where you will be leading on the development and implementation of the Out of Hours Service, in order to have a fully operational team in place which supports Foster carers, Looked After Children and young people and partner agencies out of hours. The project is based in Resources, Improvement and Partnerships and is managed by the Service Manager for Quality Assurance.

Your primary focus will be to both lead and contribute to a variety of projects in line with service priorities and change initiatives. You will also support and assist Senior Managers in the development of services and in the setting of measurable outcomes.

Using and promoting a project management approach you will prepare and implement project plans and be responsible for the evaluation of objectives, targets and outcomes within the project planning process.

You will have:

Knowledge of legislation and government guidelines

Experience of supporting the implementation, or transformation, or change in the Council or another organisation

Understanding of good practice in project or programme management

Understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing local government and the wider public sector.

Please also see Project Details attached

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and work on an exciting new project which will shape an out of hours support service. You will be working with colleagues from within Children’s Services, partner agencies and a number of stakeholders to lead on the implementation of a new service. You will be supported by your manager to carry out this project and you will have the opportunity to help shape and implement services, changes and improvement to ensure Looked After children and young people and their carers are supported. You will be accountable for the development of services in line with policy, best practice, professional standards and legislation.

16 August 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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