Service Improvement & Assurance Officer | £29,174 - £31,895
Full time / Permanent

Closing Date: 8/8/22 | Job Ref: C/50050675 | Directorate: Children's Services | Service: Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding | Location: Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.)

Salary: £29,174 - £31,895  Plus laptop

Working Arrangements: Monday - Friday inc. Agile Working 

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent   

Flexible working arrangement: Yes, and we’re happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you.

This post is suitable for Job Share

See our range of Employee Rewards

Closing date: 8/8/22 at 23:59

 

 

 

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check

 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.  If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk 

 

 

 

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

 

 

About the Post:

 

 

 

We are an ambitious Local Authority who are committed to continued improvement activity in driving strength based, relational and collaborative practice in our work with children, young people, and their family networks.  We want to make sure that we make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement. 

 

Your role in our journey

 

As a highly committed and motivated individual you will support the work of a range of strategic service improvement and quality assurance frameworks designed to support social care practice and improving outcomes for our children, young people, and families.  You will play a key role in undertaking preparatory activities for statutory and regulatory inspections and other test of assurance including audit programmes which are continuously providing assurance on the quality and impact of our services delivered.

 

What you’ll need

 

You will need a level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant area.  You will need experience of continuous service improvement and associated governance and assurance frameworks, with a strong enthusiasm for improving service delivery.  You will need the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and you will need to be highly organised with the ability to prioritise conflicting workloads, working flexibly on your own initiative.

 

Shape a better future with us

 

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

 

A lot to look forward to

 

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.

 

If you feel that you have the skills, knowledge and experience which will help us to achieve positive outcomes for our children, young people and families in Barnsley then we would like to hear from you.

 

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Loach (Service Manager, Quality Assurance & Improvement) email lisaloach@barnsley.gov.uk or 07920711291. 

 

 

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 

Job Profile:  Service Improvement & Assurance Officer Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

Help with your application form

Why work for us?

 

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

 

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

 

Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.

 

CVs will not be accepted.

 

www.barnsley.gov.uk/jobs

 

 

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Vacancy Description
Closing Date: 8/8/22 | Job Ref: C/50050675 | Directorate: Children's Services | Service: Children’s Social Care & Safeguarding | Location: Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.)
 

Salary: £29,174 - £31,895  Plus laptop

Working Arrangements: Monday - Friday inc. Agile Working 

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent   

Flexible working arrangement: Yes, and we’re happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you.

This post is suitable for Job Share

See our range of Employee Rewards

Closing date: 8/8/22 at 23:59

 

 

 

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check

 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.  If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk 

 

 

 

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

 

 

About the Post:

 

 

 

We are an ambitious Local Authority who are committed to continued improvement activity in driving strength based, relational and collaborative practice in our work with children, young people, and their family networks.  We want to make sure that we make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement. 

 

Your role in our journey

 

As a highly committed and motivated individual you will support the work of a range of strategic service improvement and quality assurance frameworks designed to support social care practice and improving outcomes for our children, young people, and families.  You will play a key role in undertaking preparatory activities for statutory and regulatory inspections and other test of assurance including audit programmes which are continuously providing assurance on the quality and impact of our services delivered.

 

What you’ll need

 

You will need a level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant area.  You will need experience of continuous service improvement and associated governance and assurance frameworks, with a strong enthusiasm for improving service delivery.  You will need the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and you will need to be highly organised with the ability to prioritise conflicting workloads, working flexibly on your own initiative.

 

Shape a better future with us

 

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

 

A lot to look forward to

 

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.

 

If you feel that you have the skills, knowledge and experience which will help us to achieve positive outcomes for our children, young people and families in Barnsley then we would like to hear from you.

 

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Loach (Service Manager, Quality Assurance & Improvement) email lisaloach@barnsley.gov.uk or 07920711291. 

 

 

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 

Job Profile:  Service Improvement & Assurance Officer Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

Help with your application form

Why work for us?

 

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

 

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

 

Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.

 

CVs will not be accepted.

 

www.barnsley.gov.uk/jobs

 

 

Let’s stay connected, follow us on social media:  

 

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram