IRO Team Manager

  • Full Time
  • Bournemouth
  • £23.66/£29.00 GBP / Hour

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced IRO Team Manager to lead and manage quality assurance functions of chairing of Child Protection Conferences and independent reviewing of children in care. The role of IRO Team Manager is a temporary, full-time position based in Bournemouth.

Main Responsibilities as IRO Team Manager

·         To lead and manage the chairing and administration of child protection conferences and the effectiveness of all processes related to this.

·         To lead and manage the independent reviewing function for children in care.

·         To manage and ensure continuous improvement in the performance and quality of these two service areas.

·         To lead process with IRO’s of statutory right for escalation of concerns to Strategic Director and CAFCAS.

·         To lead on the development of a Business / Improvement Plan for the Safeguarding Team, identifying areas for development and improvement and to monitor and review progress against this plan at intervals in the year

·         To directly manage and supervise team members to ensure the effective functioning of the service, allocation of work and high level practice standards. To undertake appraisals and address performance issues as and when required.

·         To manage efficiently all budgets delegated to the post holder and to act as lead officer in relation to specified contracts, following Financial Regulations.

·         To act as Custodian of the list of records of children subject to a child protection plan and manage enquiries made of this list by other agencies.

·         To act upon the concerns from other agencies about safeguarding matters and to advise and act in line with escalation processes and maintain secure records.

·         To provide an independent quality assurance challenge to children’s social care and other agencies in relation to child protection plans and child protection processes.

·         To provide an independent quality assurance challenge to children’s social care and other agencies in relation to the quality and effectiveness of planning for children in care.

·         To contribute to commissioning and monitoring of children’s advocacy contracts.

Other Requirements:

·         Advanced professional social work qualification (or equivalent experience) with clearly evidenced CPD

·         Existent Enhanced DBS

·         5 Years Written References

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