HR Officer

Closing Date : 19 Apr

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Principal Planner (Development Control)/Senior Planner (Career Grade)

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Team Manager

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£41,820 -£46,203 Plus market premia - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:21 April 2021 at midnight 

  • To champion improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire as part of the operational management structure of children social care
  • To ensure that children and families receive high quality coordinated services which meet their needs and keep children safe
  • To work with partner agencies in a coordinated and integrated approach wherever possible to achieve good outcomes for children and families
  • To take a lead in embedding the Departmental practice framework underpinned by the Signs of Safety Methodology to support the delivery of high quality social work practice
  • To provide management accountability to front line social work services
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Professional Body Membership
  • Substantial post qualifying experience of working with children and families experience
  • Experience of statutory childcare work, including safeguarding, child protection and court processes
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Knowledge of relevant guidance and regulation including the Children Act 1989, Working Together 2015, Children and Social Work Act 2017 etc.
  • In depth safeguarding knowledge and best practice in the delivery of quality services
  • Of the principles of staff supervision, continuing professional development and performance management
  • Of the signs of safety methodology
  • Of what excellent social work practice looks like
  • To analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure, and to take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Service Manager
  • To communicate effectively with a wide range of people, using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • To manage resources and budgets effectively and efficiently
  • Motivate staff and partners to work together effectively for change
  • To collect, analyse and interpret performance data and statistical information
  • Ability to apply quality standards in performance management to improve staff performance and outcomes for children
  • Willing to work duty systems and to work outside normal hours as and when required
  • Ability to drive around the country
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Angie Lymer-Cox , Tel: 0116 305 4732  Email: 
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.
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