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Partnership Social Work Lead
 
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Partnership Social Work Lead
Salary - SCP 47 (£52,866 per annum) | Based in Kingston | Fixed-term or secondment until March 2022 | Full-time (36 hours per week) 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
We are excited to be looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Social Work Lead with the skills to bring the Developing Together Social Work Teaching Partnership plans to life. You will bring your practical and theoretical knowledge, leadership, energy and vision. You will be capable of achieving the partnership’s aim to attract, develop and retain the best and the brightest students and Children’s and Adults social workers in the country.

We are recruiting a Social Work Lead to join our team to implement our exciting Social Work Teaching Partnership which will improve the lives of children, young people, adults and families. You can find out more about our Partnership here.


The post holder will be employed (or seconded) to Achieving for Children (AfC) to facilitate and support the development of good social work practice across the partnership in line with the implementation plan, working in collaboration with the Practice Consultants, Project Lead and all partner agencies.


About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you

To be a Social Work Lead for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Have a social work qualification and Social Work England registration;

  • Have years post-qualifying experience;

  • Have a Practice Educator qualification and/or been significantly involved in the

  • planning/managing of student placements and/or an ASYE programme

  • Have experience managing a social workers and social work teams at a senior level;

  • Have experience designing and delivering training material to social work

  • students/professionals

  • Be confident in, or show a willingness to develop skills in, virtual delivery of training

  • and development

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here


To apply 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Libbi Aldred, Partnership Project Lead on admin@developingtogetherswtp.org.uk to request an informal discussion. 

Advert Closing Date - 9th December 2020
Provisional Interview Dates - 14/15/16th December 2020


Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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