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IRO Manager

  • Job reference: DH0602
  • Location: Barking, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description:
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Independent Reviewing Manager for London borough of Barking & Dagenham, who has experience of being an IRO and managing teams. You will hold a small caseload of looked after children for whom you will be the IRO, as well as play a key role in the management and running of the IRO service, working with social workers, team managers and partners to support our looked after children and to improve outcomes. As well as providing supervision, guidance and support to the Independent Reviewing Officers we are in the process of developing our Corporate Parenting services, so this role will play a pivotal part in these changes.

About you
You must have a social work qualification and be HCPC registered. In addition to this, it is essential to have worked as an IRO and have knowledge and experience of safeguarding, managing change, supervision of staff and relevant legislation and statutory guidance. In addition to your significant experience of working creatively with children you will be able to demonstrate how you have been able to build strong, meaningful relationships with children from diverse backgrounds, their families, and key agencies and how you have used quality assurance and analysis to further understand and improve the experience of children in care and also their outcomes.
About us

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham as we have been on a journey over the last few years, one that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services. Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in us winning the LGC Driving Growth award, Council of Year in 2018 as well as LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver. At the heart of this transformation is our community. We are committed to growth, to playing its role in London and delivering for its community. Our vision is one borough, one community, London's growth opportunity.

What you get in return;
We offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working, dependent on service need, and up to 30 days of annual leave. In addition to this, we offer a £2,500 recruitment allowance with your first salary and an annual £2,500 retention payment thereafter, subject to conditions as well as a relocation package of £7,500.

Benefits of working with Service care solutions

Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)

Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!

Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!

Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Delanie Heyes at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email