Quality Assurance Manager - IRO's & Child Protection Conference Chairs

51969.00 - 53454.00 GBP Annual + inclusive
06 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We're good and outstanding - but don't just take our word for it!

Quality Assurance Manager - IRO's & Child Protection Conference Chairs

GBP51,969 - GBP53,454 per annum inclusive

We have big ambitions for our children and our workforce at Merton. We are working to be London's best council. Our recent Ofsted Inspection judged all our services to be "good and outstanding" noting "Children in Merton benefit from services that are dynamic, ambitious and successful" in an organisation that "comprises a blend of compassion and concern for the most vulnerable children and families, and conspicuous care and support for frontline workers." (Ofsted, July 2017)

As QA Manager you will be responsible for the day to day operational management of a small team of reviewing officers who cover LAC Review's, Child Protection Conferences and CSE strategy meetings. You will provide professional consultation and supervision to the team, allocate work, oversee and drive up performance and contribute to the wider quality assurance agenda.

If you are an experienced chair with a through understanding of what 'good' looks like, combined with a desire to develop others and broaden your own management portfolio, then this may be the job for you:

We are looking for some one who has the confidence and skill to:

  • Lead and develop the service
  • Influence and provide constructive challenge
  • Build a flexible and responsive professionally competent team
  • Engage with and maximise the participation of children and their parents
  • Make a significant contribute to improving outcomes for children and families in Merton.

The post is within the Quality Assurance and Practice Development Service and reports to the Service Manager, the service includes the LADO, the Quality Assurance Manager and the Practice Development Team. There are 5 FTE team members with joint LAC and CP job descriptions - although in practice some of the team specialise. Caseloads are within the range recommended in the IRO handbook. There is a dedicated administrative team with its own Service Support Manager.