Strategic Manager – MASH

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00019539
Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate Contact us, Rate to be discussed

About the job:

We are seeking an experienced Strategic Manager, with current Social Work England registration and previous leadership experience in a strategic role, to lead and manage the service to provide the highest quality front line multi-agency safeguarding services while continually driving improvement in practice and performance.

The right candidate will have demonstrable change management and continuous improvement skills to support Northamptonshire Children First on its improvement journey.


  • Have strong leadership skills and be passionate about supporting the service to ensure children improve their outcomes and have the best possible futures.
  • Lead for quality and improvement within the MASH Service
  • Support and promote the use of management and performance information, analysing key data to assess the quality of front-line practice
  • Make improvement recommendations and evaluate the impact
  • Develop the strategic partnership by liaising with key partners to provide the focused, strategic development of the system wide Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership, including Early Help strategy and offer across the partnership
  • Experience in the similar services
  • Experience of planning and prioritising work within changing environments and dealing with conflicting priorities and pressure
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing staff in particular through periods of change
  • A social work qualification,  registration with Social Work England (HCPC) and an enhanced DBS clearance are required
  • £400 ‘Golden Hello’ payment for new social workers (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Mileage – 45p per mile
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England
  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square
  • £250 refer a friend scheme
  • New target operating model
  • Caseloads are reducing
  • Additional team support is in place
  • Stable team environments of at least 85% permanent staff are in development
  • Supportive team environments and flexible working
  • Relationship-based, solutions-focused ‘Signs of safety’ model
  • Affordable housing in Northamptonshire
  • One hour commute from London, Birmingham and Oxford

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