Interim Head Service – Service Improvement

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Interim Head Service - Service Improvement
Interim Position

N Somerset RQ607360

Posted: 16th June 2022 16:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £276.79 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    23 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Head Service - Service Improvement 

Job Ref: RQ607360 

This post will take a lead practice development role within the Family Support and Safeguarding Service, primarily in the children with disabilities service   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Better alignment of the SEND and social care systems, providing a more joined-up experienced for families  
  • Social care provision helping children and young people meet identified outcomes and aspirations.  
  • Needs being met earlier, preventing avoidable crises  
  • More proportionate and tailored assessments and decision making 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Degree or equivalent level of experience Professional qualification in Social Work (Diploma in Social Work, BA/BSc/MA in Social Work, CQSW as required by Health & Care Professions Council) 
  • In depth knowledge of child development, child care legislation, safeguarding practice, managing risk and care planning 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and remit of other professionals working with children and young people with SEND and their families. 
  • Experience of working with specific client groups e.g. Learning Disabilities, Physical Disability 
  • Highly developed skills in developing and managing strategic and business planning processes across a complex range of services for children or adults 
  • Management skills and well developed interpersonal skills especially when handling conflict and change 
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence at a service user level and a Senior Management level within the Trust, LBR and external partners 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: N Somerset RQ607360
Interim Head Service - Service Improvement
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Head Service - Service Improvement
Client Category: Local Authority

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