Signs of Safety Project Manager - Leatherhead
£50,903 per annum, for 36 hours per week, across the county. Based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey
KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
Signs of Safety is the predominant practice model used by our social work professionals. It focusses on a strengths-based, child and family focused approaches. This helps us deliver better services for children and young people through working together with families and our partners to find the right solutions for them.
You will have significant experience of managing and delivering large, complex projects and will be responsible for the successful implementation of our Signs of Safety project across Children’s, Schools & Families Directorate.
This is an exciting project delivering a new model of practice across the service and seeks to achieve system wide change which strengthens how we work with vulnerable children and families to keep them safe and improve their future life chances.
You will need to demonstrate experience in delivering complex projects, actively managing project risks and issues and building and sustaining highly effective relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
The ideal candidate will:
- Develop and manage projects from beginning to end, including project scope, timeline, capacity planning, resource allocation, and project execution.
- Provide project management and direction to ensure the project team has a clear understanding of timelines, risks, escalation path and roles/responsibilities.
- Act as an escalation point for the project team and project stakeholders.
- Proactively manage change control and communicate impact in project scope, identify issues, and devising contingency plans.
- Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths.
- Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones.
- Track and communicate project milestones, deliverables and risks.
- Understand and manage the complexities of business change projects.
- Building strong working relationships with colleagues across the Directorate and partner agencies.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24/04/2018.
Interviews will take place on 08/05/2018 week commencing 07/05/2018.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.