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Northamptonshire is a county with a strong track record in delivering profound improvements in children’s social services and we are looking for experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work professionals to help us step up to our next challenge.

 

​"There's a really clear vision with our strategic managers who understand what best practice looks like from their experience across a number of local authorities.”

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    Our offer

    We offer very competitive salary packages along with excellent training and development.

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    Flexible working

    Remote and mobile working technology to work effectively in any office, at home, and on the go

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    A modern & healthy workplace

    Events, courses, and schemes for employee health and fitness.

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    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays as standard, increasing up to 32 days.

 
 

​"I’d definitely encourage other social workers to come on board. It’s a case of onwards and upwards for Northamptonshire."

 
 

​“The Practice Manager Programme is informative, stimulating and demanding; I'm being encouraged to develop my own thoughts and ideas, while being provided with the information I need to equip me in my first management role.”

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27/06/2017 00:00
We seek an enthusiastic and organised Projects Co-ordinator to work in the Policy Team to ensure that we are prepared and have plans in place to manage regulatory inspections across children’s services. This includes Ofsted inspections for; children’s services, special educational needs and disabilities and school improvement. This will involve; maintaining up to date evidence, preparation of inspection plans and developing briefings. You will also assist on a wide variety of projects within the Policy Team and support internal communications by working on email bulletins. The Policy Team is dedicated to supporting projects across the Directorate including responsibility for; implementing policy changes, governance structures, preparation for regulatory inspections and participation and co-ordinating engagement activities with children and young people. The Team supports the development of policies and protocols for NCC and partners. You will have experience of working on projects and dealing with a wide variety of services and people. You will have an understanding of children’s services. You will have a good knowledge of project management processes and have good written and numeracy skills. The successful applicant for the position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Catherine Noonan cnoonan@northamptonshire.gov.uk or via telephone on 01604 367908.
23/06/2017 00:00
We are looking for a Team Manager for the Countywide Contact Service You should currently be working at the grade of Team Manager or Practice Manager and employed on either a permanent or agency basis. The position will report to the Service Manager, Jane Hadley and will be based at One Angel Square, Northampton. if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Jane on jhadley@northamptonshire.gov.uk
20/06/2017 00:00
Are you an experienced social worker? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Looked After Children and UASC Teams • Disabled Children's Team • Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team • Permanence Team • Post Adoption Team (1x part time post) Salary package to £34,277 plus £3,000 recruitment bonus. Relocation package available. Permanent roles, fixed term roles and internal secondments are available. Please specify your preference in your supporting statement. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. Last year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council has built a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre, providing our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in May-June 2017. As a social worker with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our social workers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. You will use your skills to carry out assessments and make evidence-based recommendations and decisions for interventions to support children, young people and their families. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required
20/06/2017 00:00
Are you an experienced practice manager? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response • Safeguarding and Care Planning • Connected Persons and Permanence • UASC • Leaving Care • MASH • RISE - child sexual exploitation and missing children Salary package to £40,864 plus £3,000 recruitment bonus. Relocation package available. Permanent roles, fixed term roles and internal secondments are available. Please specify your preference in your supporting statement. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. Last year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council has built a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre, providing our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in May-June 2017. As a practice manager with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our practice managers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required