Cumberland Council is an ambitious authority that aims to shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We want to create and sustain the best set of services for our communities to ensure all our residents are getting the help and support they need.
People are our strong point - in our communities and in our staff - and they are continuously the focus of our efforts.
About this opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the council on furthering its journey to achieving consistently ‘good’ outcomes for our children and families in Cumberland with clear aspirations to get to Outstanding. If you think you could be the right person for this role, you will be part of a leadership team who deliver excellent and inclusive services that improve the health and well being of the residents and communities of Cumberland.
Who we are looking for
In this role, you will be responsible for the determination and management of the progression of early help referrals and complex work through the Multi Agency Early Help and Safeguarding Hub team in accordance with statutory and regulatory frameworks and practice standards.
You will be an experienced, empathetic, empowering, motivational and resilient professional in Children’s Social Care, with a breadth of understanding of all areas that the role covers. Working within a partnership, you will need to have excellent relationship skills along with a detailed understanding of the children’s social care system and the challenges facing Children’s Services both nationally and locally.
If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.
If you would like to find out more or have an informal conversation about this role, please contact Stephen Harley Senior Manager Stephen.email@example.com
What can we offer you!
- Excellent training and development offers
- Flexible working opportunities
- Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
- Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
- Competitive rates of pay
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.
Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with adults and Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with adults and/or Children.
We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.
As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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