Job Description

We are looking for a passionate, engaging and inspiring manager to lead the Wigan Safeguarding Childrens Partnership (WSCP) Business team. With responsibility for agreeing how services and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and their families in Wigan. This a great opportunity to drive forward the work of the partnership and provide strategic leadership for the business plan.

You will champion the voice of children and young people, promoting a multi-agency learning culture of high expectations, high support and high challenge and ensuring compliance with statutory arrangements.

You will play a strategic role in the leadership of the Partnership Safeguarding Team to support the priorities and service objectives.

About you:

We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced manager to provide strategic leadership and support to our Safeguarding partners.

You will be a strong communicator, with project management skills and safeguarding experience. You will be able to adhere to Wigan Councils three behaviours, be positive, accountable, and courageous.

You will be able to carefully and sensitively listens to what others have to say at all levels of the organisation and constantly checks their own understanding before acting with an ability to monitor and evaluate performance of self to ensure excellent service delivery.

The role with be hybrid with 1-2 days in the office per week

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or ‘unbroken’ between the supporting organisations.

Wigan is a fantastic place to work where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities. Ofsted have recently highlighted that we are creating the right conditions for social work to thrive. You will have the chance to join a team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and supportive managers who have recently committed to the Signs of Safety approach as our practice model. You would be a part of embedding this model across the whole service.

Here at Wigan, we are proud to support flexible working patterns, when the service can accommodate this. We also take a blended approach to where we work, depending on the work we do. This may include working from home (My Place), the office (Our Place) or the community (Your Place). We like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits click here to find out more about working for #TeamWigan.

Wigan Council prides itself on equality, inclusion and promoting diversity within the borough and aims to recruit a workforce that reflects our diverse communities. We invest in training and developing our staff, in a positive learning environment, and aim to be a consciously inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everybody in the community and would particularly encourage applicants from our underrepresented groups to apply. At Wigan, it is really important to us that applicants demonstrate our Team Wigan behaviours, and we do all we can to make sure that everyone feels like they belong. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Glynis Williams on 07717 424437 for an informal discussion.

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