Children's Services Improvement Programme Lead

Dudley, Dudley
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348873_1558513483
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-22
  • Location: Dudley, Dudley
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-21
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for Children's Services Improvement Programme Lead to join their team within the Dudley area.

The primary purpose of the proposed role is to secure dedicated capacity, focus and momentum at a senior level to work with the Chief Officer to lead the implementation of the Children's Service Improvement Programme. This will include immediate progression of the Medium-Term post-Ofsted Action Plan, in parallel with the Council and partners to develop and implement a 3-year Strategic Plan for Children's Services leading to an Outstanding Ofsted judgement.

The responsibilities of the Improvement Programme Lead includes:

  • Leading on the development of strategic and operational plans to support improvement and innovation across Children's Services
  • Engagement and consultation with stakeholders at all level of the system of support for children, to ensure that planning, review and delivery has the buy-in and active support within and beyond the Council
  • Collaboration with partners including commissioned partners to develop a 3-year strategic plan for Children's Services
  • Robust programme management and oversight of Children's Services improvement arrangements
  • To positively identify emerging strengths, areas for improvement and obstacles to positive change, and to work with staff and partners to develop solutions and unblock the system where necessary to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and local people
  • To work with members of Children's Services Departmental Management Team (DMT) to develop and sustain positive, restorative and challenge-based relationships with staff and partners at all levels to support and drive system-wide improvement
  • To work with partners at a regional and sub-regional level, and within the council, to support the achievement of the workforce development strategy for Children's Services

Requirements of an Improvement Programme Lead:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience within same field
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £560.70 per day, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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