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Safeguarding & Improvement Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£35,727 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP0749 

Closing date:16 May 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
• To support the delivery and development of the department's Quality Assurance and Improvement Framework with a particular focus on Continuous Improvement and Self Evaluation.
• Analysing and evaluating the outputs from a range of improvement activities, including performance data, audits, the child's voice and staff surveys.
• Supporting the workforce to be ready for external inspection.
• Attending national and regional networks as quality assurance and performance lead. 
            
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Evidence of continuing professional development.
• Demonstrable or substantial experience.  
• Substantial experience of working in a Children and Families Department.
• Writing reports for senior managers, strategic boards, Ofsted and regional peers and providing appropriate advice and support to them.
• Analysing and interpreting quantative or qualitative data and presenting findings to a wide range of audiences.
• Create reports for management teams on performance including comparative analyses and recommend indicators for inclusion.
• Use of ICT to manage the collection, storage and analysis of data.
• Effectively working in teams and across networks to achieve results.
• Knowledge of what constitutes a quality service.
• Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.
• Knowledge of the requirements and expectations of external and internal inspection frameworks.
• Awareness of the cultural, racial, linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families.
• A good understanding of performance management, continuous improvement, quality assurance and service improvement tools.
• A good understanding of methodologies and techniques to collect and analyse qualitative data.
• Clear understanding of local government drivers and structures.
• Knowledge of health and safety at work.
• To apply the principles of equal opportunities in service provision and employment, promoting anti-discriminatory practice.
• To analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure, and take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Service Manager.
• To implement change.
• To prioritise effectively a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines, responding flexibly to changing requirements.
• To motivate staff to achieve high standards of performance and attendance, leading by example.
• To form and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues in the Department and external partners.
• To communicate effectively with a wide range of people, using skills of negotiation and persuasion.
• To collect, analyse and interpret statistical information.
• To prepare clear, accurate written documents and reports.
• Able to use information technology applications, e.g Microsoft Outlook, Word, and database applications as relevant to the department.
• Application of a quality standard and approach in performance management and delivery of services.
• Consult and work with partners and service users to develop/improve services for children, young people and families.
• Excellent coordination and organisational skills and ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
• An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.         
  
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
       
For informal enquires please contact Joss Longman Tel: 0116 305 3288 Email: joss.longman@leics.gov.uk
              
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
    
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk