Current Vacancies

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We currently have vacancies for;

  • Early Help and Activity Worker
  • Project Manager – Programme Management Office (PMO)
  • Team Manager –  Permanence 1 Team
  • Children’s Home Registered Manager
  • Solicitor - Children's Legal Team
  • Para-Legal Apprentice
  • PVH EDT Social Worker

To find out more information, please see below. To apply, please visit North East Jobs

 

 

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Early Help and Activity Worker

Early Help and Activity Worker
Grade 3 scp 07 - 11
£19,554 - £21,166

We are seeking to recruit an Early Help and Activity Worker to deliver activities in our Children’s Centres and to lead Early Help Plans including parenting interventions with our families.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date 31st May

Expected interview date 15th June

Project Manager – Programme Management Office (PMO)

Project Manager – Programme Management Office (PMO)
Grade 8 scp 31 - 35
£33799 - £37849
2 year Fixed Term

Together for Children (TfC) is undertaking a wide scale transformation programme and is undertaking numerous projects to deliver against its strategic priorities and improvement agenda.

This role is a 2-year fixed-term contract opportunity to undertake the role of project manager on several of these projects within the current DfE funded transformation programme.

The role will involve working closely with multi-agency stakeholders, partners, project sponsors, project leads and the programme manager to ensure the effective delivery of projects managed; and, ensure that projects have all appropriate project management material, including brief, business case, plan, performance framework, risk log, issue log and communication plan etc.

The role will also be expected to be an ambassador for the newly formed Together for Children Programme Management Office (PMO) and provide advice and guidance to the wider workforce on project and programme management as required.

Closing date 29th May

Interviews 15th June 2020

Team Manager – Permanence 1 Team

Team Manager –  Permanence 1 Team
Salary – £44,632 - £48,581 per annum plus:
Additional payments of
£1239 per annum market supplement paid monthly;
2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly.

The Company is right in the middle of realising its improvement agenda and we are seeking a committed and talented Team Manager in one of our Permanence teams. Child centred, Respectful, Creative and transparent are the values around which the Company has been formed. This is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us.

Our Team Manager salary is one of the most competitive in the region (with progression to £48,581 per annum).  We are a very flexible employer offering employees the opportunity to strike the right balance between home and the workplace and we offer working from home and compressed hours working for employees. Our network of IT support and provision of a smartphone, which means you can work from home or away from the office, including in a number of touchdown offices across the City.

You will have extensive post qualifying experience of statutory social work with children and families within a local authority setting.  You will show leadership in driving good practice and the management skills to create an environment where social workers can excel.

The Company uses Liquid Logic to enable manageable caseloads for teams.  Dedicated support is available to help you with the demands of the day-to-day job from Business Administration support for typing and filing and edicated Child & Family Workers based within the team.

It is also an exciting time to join us and become involved in the roll out of Signs of Safety and Safer Together practice models across the Company. You will have access to our range of employment involvement activities designed to allow you to shape how the Company develops. Your opinions are very important to us and are highly valued.

We want you to feel supported and confident to deliver at the highest standards and offer a range of training and development opportunities so that you have the tools to update your skills and knowledge. We will do all we can to help you achieve your professional goals.

As well as an extremely attractive salary package other benefits of working for Together for Children include:

Free onsite car parking
Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;
Sick pay - We will pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;
Annual leave - 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.
Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).
Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.
Maternity support/adoption leave – Up to 5 days’ paid leave as a partner/carer at the time of the birth or adoption.
Paternity leave – Up to two consecutive weeks leave after the birth of the child
We offer the Childcare Vouchers Scheme and a Cycle to Work Scheme via a salary sacrifice scheme.
Employee Benefits: My Club Nissan Scheme - 20% off a brand new Nissan, and up to 30% off the Infiniti range.
Everyone Active – Employees and their partners will be entitled to a reduced price membership to Everyone Active gyms as well as a one free taster day available per employee.

In addition to the Company’s benefits package, we also offer support to employees in the form of:
• Free, confidential and independent face to face counselling service through the Occupational Health Service.
• Reasonable adjustments and/or redeployment where practical for employees requiring support after illness or due to disability.
• A good health and wellbeing programme, provided to all employees to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and at home.
• A domestic violence policy to ensure support and advice is available.
• Employee Induction scheme.
For further information on careers in social care with Together for Children, please check our website: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/work-us

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As part of our Safer Recruitment process, should you be shortlisted for interview, references will be requested prior to interview.

Please note if you have not heard from us within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date 9th June 2020

Children’s Home Registered Manager

Children’s Home Registered Manager
Grade 9 scp 37 - 41
£39782 - £43662
Full time Mon-Fri but maybe required to support on evening and weekends.

Together For Children are expanding their children’s home provision.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced worker to join our company as Registered Manager of a new children’s home at Nook Lodge.

Our Children’s Homes Managers are inspirational leaders, creative and passionate in delivering excellent care to some of our most vulnerable young people.

The successful candidate will lead in establishing Nook Lodge as our new children’s home provision with support from a well-established team.

For further information on careers with Together for Children, please check our website: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/work-us.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date  2nd June

SOLICITOR – CHILDREN’S LEGAL TEAM

SOLICITOR – CHILDREN’S LEGAL TEAM - TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN, SUNDERLAND
Stanfield Centre, Sunderland
Full-time/part-time opportunities available (Fixed Term)
Grade 9 (£39,782 TO £43,662).
Previous applicants need not reapply.

Together for Children delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council and works to develop modern and responsive services that make a difference for children and families in Sunderland.

Our Children’s Services Legal Team are looking for Solicitors to join part of a growing team in Sunderland.

As a Solicitor working for Together for Children, you will take responsibility for managing your own caseload and undertake a range of child protection legal work for children’s services including providing advice, drafting documents, undertaking research and advocacy at court. You will work closely with your Team colleagues and social care managers and staff to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient legal service.

To be successful you must be a qualified and practising solicitor or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (with litigation advocacy rights) and have at least two years post qualifying experience, ideally within child protection law.
You must be able to manage a demanding caseload and be able to deliver to competing deadlines. The role is wide-ranging, challenging and complex so you will also need to be resilient, tenacious and thrive in a fast paced environment.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is ambitious and wants to support the Team and Together for Children as a whole on its improvement journey.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Sharon Clutton-Dowell, Service Manager for Legal and Business on 07795418788.

Closing date 21st June

Paralegal Apprentice (2 year Fixed Term contract from start date)

Paralegal Apprentice (2 year Fixed Term contract from start date)
(3 positions)
Salary: £18065 - £18426 per annum

Together for Children Sunderland works on behalf of the Council to deliver children’s services in the city including social care, early help and education.

Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives? If so, then this is a unique opportunity to join us to become one of our future legal professionals, as a Paralegal Apprentice giving the opportunity to develop in the role and start a legal career, following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

As a Paralegal Apprentice, you will join Legal Team and over the two year apprenticeship period you will undertake training to support the Children’s legal team.
You will possess effective verbal and written communication skills to enable cases to progress through courts, which will involve speaking to social workers, legal chambers, medical professionals and police. You will prepare and process child protection correspondence, court applications under supervision and also assist with the preparation and production of court bundles and ensure their timely distribution. There may be occasional attendance at Court. You will ensure that the team filing system is maintained and the case management system is up to date.

This two-year Level 3 paralegal apprenticeship is aimed at applicants who have a minimum of three Grade Cs at A Level who have the maturity to study law and possess good written English an also five GCSE Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and Maths. Further information can be found at https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/paralegal/
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Brown, Legal Team Manager on email : sarah.brown@togetherforchildren.org.uk or Sharon Clutton- Dowell, Service Manager on 07795418788.

Closing date: 14 June 2020.

PVH Emergency Duty Team Social Worker, Advanced Practitioner

PVH Emergency Duty Team Social Worker, Advanced Practitioner
Grade 9 scp 37-41
£39782 - £43662 pro rata

We are looking to recruit an experienced, qualified Social Work Practitioner with evidence of continued professional development in Childrens Social Work and is able to demonstrate an ability to work at an advanced level with resecting to safeguarding children.

The successful candidate will have the confidence and skills to manage complex and high risk Childrens safeguarding situations that come to the attention of the Emergency Duty Team at nights, over the course of weekends and on bank holidays. They must feel comfortable deciding whether matters considered by the service, require a safeguarding response, and be able to independently initiate this considering relevant legislation, policy and procedures.

In addition to this, the post holder will take responsibility for managing resources out of hours and will assist in overseeing, supporting colleagues, both from within Together for Children and those working in partner agencies who share our safeguarding responsibilities to children and young people across the community.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If candidates would like to have an informal discussion about these important roles please contact Sarah Anavberokhai on 0191 6916877 or at sarah.anavberokhai@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

For further information on careers in social care with Together for Children, please check our website: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/work-us.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date 15th June 2020

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