Salary: £49,308 – £54,317 (including market supplement and local weighting), paid pro rata for part time
Hours: 22.2 hours per week
As the panel advisor, you’ll manage fostering panels, with some work for the adoption panel. You’ll develop and implement management and quality assurance frameworks as well as promote service improvement, achieve good inspection outcomes with regard to panel business and contribute towards high quality placements for children.
You’ll ensure panel members are appraised regularly, supporting the chair and agency decision maker in effectively fulfilling their roles and facilitating regular training.
For this role, you’ll need to be a social worker with at least five years post qualification experience, with relevant fostering work experience. And have an excellent knowledge and application of the relevant legal frameworks, regulations and fostering national minimum standards. You’ll also need to have proven experience of the successful management of staff/panel members, including the resolution of conflicting interests and priorities.
If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an exciting journey to turn children’s services around in Slough then come and join us. In return, we can offer you:
- Training and development opportunities
- Agile working supported by technology
- Flexible working policies
- Friendly working environment and great colleagues.
Slough is one of the most diverse places in the country outside of London and a great place to live or work. In fact it’s the best place to live or work according to a survey by Glassdoor. Pleasant environments, above average salaries and a lower cost of living, mean an increased quality of life for employees. We’re also one of the most accessible places to be, nestled on the corner of the M25, M4 and M40, and less than 20 minutes by train to Central London.
Slough Children’s Services Trust works within the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
Further information on how we adhere to this can be found on our website and in each candidate information pack. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an exciting journey to turn children’s services around in Slough, then come and join us.
If you would like to apply for this post, please use the application form to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss your application. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline for submitted applications is 5pm on Friday 19 March.