East London, London
£40 - £42 per hour
6 months ago
To be responsible for the management and ongoing development of services to support Children & Families in delivering and improving services to children and families. This involves personally undertaking policy work, managing the effective local delivery and commissioning of services.
2. Managing operational and support staff in accordance with the Performance Management Leadership Objective.
3. Effective management of a budget. Ensuring that services agreed and provided are delivered according to agreed work plans within available resources.
4. To be responsible for the management of local service development projects including developing and maintaining project timetables.
5. To represent the Head of Service at internal and external meetings.
6. To be responsible for the development and maintenance of good liaison and co-operation with the local community, community groups and other agencies and non-statutory organizations.
7. To prepare and present complex reports for public law child care court proceedings, to oversee the production of such reports to a high standard by members of the team.
8. To ensure that the timescales set out in the Protocol for the Judicial Management of Public Law Child Care Proceedings are met in all Public Law Proceedings.
9. To be responsible for management of complex child care cases, including child protection, children looked after, children in need and as appropriate through Family Proceedings Court and the High Court.
10. To prepare and write complex reports and briefing notes on operational issues for the Head of Service, task forces, external meetings, Council committees and Partnership Boards.
11. To ensure that decision making in all children's matters is undertaken in accordance with legislation, local procedures and best practice.
12. To develop accurate management information systems.
13. To work in partnership to develop jointly commissioned services.
14. To play an integral part in the implementation and development of multi-disciplinary services to children in need and their families in line with government guidance.
15. To develop, in conjunction with other service areas and external agencies, options to support children and their families with assessed need.
16. To contribute to the budget planning process, identifying base budget pressures and opportunities for reducing expenditure.
17. To identify service improvement opportunities, manage their implementation and evaluate the outcomes.
18. To effectively manage a team within the functional unit ensuring that the workforce deliver high quality services across the full range of disciplines.
19. To implement effective performance management for all staff and provide regular support and supervision to directly managed staff.
20. Utilizing performance management procedures ensure that individual performance plans are developed for all staff in a way that reflects Children & Families' priorities.
21. To promote the diversity of the workforce and ensure that equality of opportunity is promoted.
22. To organize staff selection in accordance with equalities legislation, good practice guidance and Council procedures.
23. To manage health and safety within the workplace to ensure the safety of staff, service users and others. Included in this role is the responsibility for safety systems, risk assessments and safety audits.
24. To ensure that the Council's employee communication system is fully implemented and maintained in order that all employees receive appropriate information and that employee feedback is encouraged.
25. To manage the analysis of training needs for groups of staff and contribute to the development of the service area training plan.
26. To work towards maintaining accreditation as an Investors in People organization.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV .