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Service Lead (Systemic and Workforce) - Children’s Services

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Service Lead (Systemic and Workforce) - Children’s Services
£66,318 - £80,874 per annum 
Full Time (36 Hours)
Ofsted Rating: ‘Good’

Can you inspire, encourage, and develop excellent systemic social work practices to make a real difference in the lives of children and young people?

Are you someone who is practice focused and passionate about delivering the best outcomes for children and families?

Would you like to spend every day at work knowing that you have made a positive difference in helping keep families together in Wandsworth?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking to recruit an inspirational, courageous, and passionate Service Lead (Systemic and Workforce) to join our amazing Children’s Services and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children in Wandsworth!

Hear from Nana Bonsu, our Head of Adolescent and Clinical Services on why this role is for you.

Our goals and visions

Keeping families together where it is safe to do so. We work with family’s strengths to help them meet the challenges they face alongside supporting our practitioners to do transformational work needed to reduce or prevent the need for children to be taken into care and ensure where children do enter care, their permanency planning is timely and effective and that where safe to do so children are supported to return home.

About the team

You will be joining a friendly and engaging leadership team that is committed to keeping families together by working closely with colleagues and partners in respectful and appreciative ways to help find families strengths to deliver the best possible outcomes for children in the borough.

About the role

Bringing expertise in the field of systemic practices, you will be responsible for developing, promoting, and communicating the practice approach into all aspects of service delivery within children’s social care. You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the training and delivery of systemic ideas and practices across children’s services
  • Working directly with children and families
  • Ensuring effective performance management of the service
  • The supervision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapists 
  • Strategic and operational responsibility for the Social Care Academy and workforce development, 
  • Leadership of Wandsworth LINKs service which provides innovative group work for families, FGCs and Lifelong LINKs. 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, please refer to the job profile and provide your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4).

Contact details

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Rasheed Pendry by email

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Friday 24th May 2024
Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 28th May 2024
Interview Date: Wednesday 12th June 2024
A presentation will be part of the interview process. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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