Senior Advisor, Children’s Social Care
£71,330 to £83,789
As a recently formed authority, West Northamptonshire Council has the chance to forge its own identity and create a positive and dynamic culture as well as develop structures that are fit for purpose and not simply inherited. We want to do our very best for our residents, service users, businesses and for our staff – and our values and behaviours are based around our ‘Thrive’ agenda: Trust, High performance, Respect, Innovate, Value, Empower.
We are currently seeking to appoint to a crucial new post, and we are looking for candidates with the energy, enthusiasm and determination to work collaboratively with colleagues, Members and partners and make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.
Children’s social care services are delivered via a successful Children’s Trust which covers the wider county, and so our Senior Advisor will have a vital quality assurance role, working closely with the DCS to ensure that our children and young people are appropriately supported and kept safe. Forming productive relationships with key people at the Trust will be an important part of the role. Candidates do not need to be qualified social workers, but we are looking for people with a strong and detailed understanding of social care and the ability to dig into performance issues and offer constructive and appropriate challenge.