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Independent Reviewing OfficerRef: RMBC/17/00514

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young Peoples Services
Safeguarding Children & Families
Based at:  Riverside House
Salary details: Up to £47,108 (includes basic salary of £43,821 + an annual retention payment of £3,287) & excellent benefits  
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 25 June 2017
Interview date:
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Rotherham Borough Council is committed to ensuring that it’s looked after children receive the best possible care and support.  In line with that commitment, we are seeking to build an outstanding team of motivated and effective social work professionals to carry out the Independent Reviewing function.  As an Independent Reviewing Officer, you will have a key role in understanding the experience of children in the borough, evaluating the extent to which corporate parenting functions are carried out to a good standard, as well as having a duty to work with colleagues to influence and improve the experience of children in care where this is needed.  This is an exciting opportunity to have real impact in the lives of our most vulnerable children as well as influencing and shaping service delivery in Rotherham.

You will be an experienced qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered and will have worked at a Senior Social Worker or Team Manager level, with significant post-qualifying experience in a statutory children’s setting.  The post holder will have excellent communication skills, both with carers, professionals across the multi-agency spectrum and in particular, with children of different ages and abilities. 

You will be a committed, self-motivated and confident Social Work practitioner with the ability to engage in a process of continuous learning.  The successful candidate will have significant post qualification experience to a Senior Social Worker or Team Manager level in a statutory children’s setting.

For more information regarding these vacancies or to have an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Wall or Sean Segal (Operations Managers) on 01709 822588.

Please note that short-listing for these posts will be week commencing 26th June and interviews will take place in the week commencing: 3rd July 2017. 

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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