Independent Reviewing Officer

Salford City Council
Sutherland House
Swinton
M27 6AY 

Independent Reviewing Officer
Grade
: 4c £38,813 -  £41,675
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Now is a very exciting time to join Children’s Services in Salford. We want children growing up in Salford to see and say that their city, community, and services are great and this was recognised in our last Ofsted report which rates our overall services as ‘good’

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent post (36 hours) as an Independent Reviewing Officer within Salford’s Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit, based at Sutherland House, Swinton.

The post holder will carry a caseload which meets the specifications recommended in the IRO handbook and will be expected to be proactive in their responsibilities towards ensuring best outcomes for the children and young people in Salford they are responsible for.

Why work for Salford Children Services?
• Listen to what children and young people want and work hard to make sure that the services they provide help keep them safe and to achieve their wishes (Ofsted)
• The workforce is stable and children and young people in Salford have sustained and meaningful relationships with consistent workers.
• Staff are supported through a well-targeted and effectively delivered training programme.
• Strong leadership and management.

The work does not stop here. We are committed to continuous improvement. We may be ‘good’ but we will always have things to improve and develop further to become outstanding!

There will be opportunities to deliver training programmes and contribute to the continuing practice development of social workers.

Prospective candidates will be social work qualified and will demonstrate substantial experience in work with children and families, including looked after children, care proceedings and child protection, as a practitioner and in some kind of supervisory capacity.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Learn, grow and develop as a leader
At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here https://greater.jobs/sss/salford-city-council/leadingsalford/ 

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment - new employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester these include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester as well as many others. 

Closing Date for Last Application is: Tuesday 23rd July and interviews will take place the week commencing 29th July 2019.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the IRO service manager- Sally Griffiths on 0161 603 4350.

Role Profile.doc
Working for Salford.pdf
LeadingSalford.pdf

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr  

Location
Salford Civic Centre
 
Salford City Council
Sutherland House
Swinton
M27 6AY 

Independent Reviewing Officer
Grade
: 4c £38,813 -  £41,675
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Now is a very exciting time to join Children’s Services in Salford. We want children growing up in Salford to see and say that their city, community, and services are great and this was recognised in our last Ofsted report which rates our overall services as ‘good’

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent post (36 hours) as an Independent Reviewing Officer within Salford’s Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit, based at Sutherland House, Swinton.

The post holder will carry a caseload which meets the specifications recommended in the IRO handbook and will be expected to be proactive in their responsibilities towards ensuring best outcomes for the children and young people in Salford they are responsible for.

Why work for Salford Children Services?
• Listen to what children and young people want and work hard to make sure that the services they provide help keep them safe and to achieve their wishes (Ofsted)
• The workforce is stable and children and young people in Salford have sustained and meaningful relationships with consistent workers.
• Staff are supported through a well-targeted and effectively delivered training programme.
• Strong leadership and management.

The work does not stop here. We are committed to continuous improvement. We may be ‘good’ but we will always have things to improve and develop further to become outstanding!

There will be opportunities to deliver training programmes and contribute to the continuing practice development of social workers.

Prospective candidates will be social work qualified and will demonstrate substantial experience in work with children and families, including looked after children, care proceedings and child protection, as a practitioner and in some kind of supervisory capacity.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Learn, grow and develop as a leader
At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here https://greater.jobs/sss/salford-city-council/leadingsalford/ 

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment - new employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester these include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester as well as many others. 

Closing Date for Last Application is: Tuesday 23rd July and interviews will take place the week commencing 29th July 2019.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the IRO service manager- Sally Griffiths on 0161 603 4350.

Role Profile.doc
Working for Salford.pdf
LeadingSalford.pdf

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr