Principal Manager – Childrens Services

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Principal Manager - Childrens Services
Interim Position

Nottingham RQ782472

Posted: 17th January 2023 14:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Manager - Childrens Services 

Reference no: Nottingham RQ782472   

Pay rate £37.00 per hour PAYE   


Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

This post provides an opportunity to lead and influence the delivery of the Child Protection Chairs Service across Nottingham. The post holder will lead and line manage a cohort of Child Protection Chairs to deliver a consistent and quality service and will also lead on missing, exploitation and the allegations management service. It will lead and develop the quality assurance strategy within the service 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To ensure the effective and efficient delivery of safeguarding services in line with the requirements of the Council Plan and Children and Young People’s Plan 
  • To drive the highest service standards for work quality and be accountable for achieving outcomes in line with performance indicators and to ensure that the service meets departmental targets 
  • To be accountable for effective delivery of local performance indicators for Children’s services as well as the achievement of Service targets and standards, using information technology and management information as necessary 
  • To demonstrate leadership and motivational skills, ensuring good communication within the service, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement and service user focus that delivers good outcomes for vulnerable adults 
  • To be accountable for the highest possible customer service practices, rigorously monitoring processes and ensuring customer feedback is embedded into service development 
  • To establish and pursue shared courses of action, building relationships across the service, the Council and its partners, the public and the media, and to act as a representative of the department at relevant fora. 
  • To maintain links with other strategic partnerships working with children, young people and families, ensuring safeguarding is central to their business 
  • To manage change in response to the National and Local agenda, ensuring that the services are fit for purpose. 
  • To ensure the legal statutory and other relevant provisions governing or affecting the services provided are strictly observed 

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

  • Hold the CQSW, CSS, DiPSW or Degree in Social Work 
  • In depth knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and  Local Safeguarding Procedures in respect of children and young people 
  • In depth knowledge and experience of practice in respect of safeguarding children 
  • Management experience gained within the Safeguarding arena 
  • Experience of strategic planning and performance management and driving forward effective quality assurance processes 
  • Proven Information Technology skills 
  • Have proven analytical skills and be able to interpret information at multiple levels to drive service improvements 
  • Proven ability to work in partnership and develop positive relationships with internal and external agencies in order to deliver a high quality service, and pursue shared courses of action 
  • Proven ability to set the highest standards of customer service for the team and service, rigorously monitoring processes, practices and presentation 

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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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. 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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Principal Manager - Childrens Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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