At Luton Council, we move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking, and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people - a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you’ll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we’ll realise the remarkable every day.
About the job
£44,632 - £47,498 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance and £5,000 market suppliment
Hours per week: 37
You'll lead and manage a team of practitioners in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, including liaising with line and matrix management of partners as required, ensuring that the correct procedures are developed and implemented which supporting the best possible outcomes for vulnerable or at risk of being vulnerable children and young people.
This is all about helping children, young people and their families to live safely and happily. . It means motivating your team, and giving them all the support or coaching they need to flourish. That’s how you’ll make sure the very highest standards are upheld, no matter what.
Day-to-day, you’ll help to receive, handle and signpost all initial children’s social care contacts coming through the Hub. With your expertise and know-how, you’ll prioritise the most vulnerable or at-risk individuals, and recommend next steps. As part of this, you’ll escalate cases to relevant services where necessary. It’s why communication and collaboration skills are key. You’ll also ensure that your team respond swiftly to queries, and take ownership of providing written feedback to all referrers.
Interview date: Thursday 10th October 2019
We’re looking for those who bring warmth. Care. And uncompromising values. People who don’t settle for second-rate, and always strive for excellence. You’ll be able to multitask, adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure. Here, we care about your wellbeing and career. It’s as simple as that. So we’ll make sure you’re always supported with our flexible working and family friendly policies.
To join, you’ll need a relevant degree (or equivalent), substantial experience of children and families social work, as well as sound knowledge of the MASH. This is a chance to work alongside experts in their field who make Luton a borough without boundaries. And help the most vulnerable realise their full potential.
Apply online :- Supporting Statement Questions are attached along with the JD & PS
Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:
- flexible working arrangements
- childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars