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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Court Progression Officer

Job Type

Permanent

Region

West Midlands

Salary

Location

£51,515 - £58,026

Posted Date

14 March 2024

Solihull

Closing Date

14 April 2024

We are looking for a Court Progression Officer who will be responsible for embedding consistent and positive practice at Solihull MBC in respect of children who are subject to Public Law Outline (PLO) and Care Proceedings. This is an essential role to secure good and timely outcomes for children.

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The Court Progression Officer will work with front line managers, Social Workers, the local authority legal department and with agencies across the Family Justice System to drive improvement through quality assuring, monitoring, measuring, and tracking progression of court related cases and costs incurred by all agencies to gain a view of whole system effectiveness.

This role will be responsible for driving good practice and quality assurance across all teams within children services to achieve permanency for children in a timely way and to identify system and issues that lead to delays in care proceedings.

To be considered for this post, you will be Social Work qualified, registered with Social Work England and you will have significant post qualifying experience of practice with children, families and their carers.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

- Extensive knowledge and application of the Public Law Outline and the conduct of Court Cases
- Extensive experience in completing assessments and making recommendations on how those needs can be met
- Experience managing a social work team, preferably involved in care proceedings and permanency planning
- Significant knowledge of legislation and regulation guidance relevant to your role and experience of working in frontline Children's Services or
- Detailed knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, policy and practice including current issues and priorities for Children’s Services.

In return, we will agree a bespoke personal development plan; you will have access to our high-quality internal training programme and continuous professional development framework, to enable you to develop your leadership skills within a friendly, professional working environment.

Our team also enjoy a hybrid approach to flexible working and a generous benefits package that includes; competitive salaries and payment of SWE registration; a modern working environment; staff discount scheme; and a strong focus on staff wellbeing, with access to our Employee Assistance programme.

If you are ready to join our ambitious team – and make a tangible impact and positive difference to families’ lives – then we would be delighted to receive your application.

To apply, please click on the link. If you have a specific question regarding these vacancies, please contact Joel Desous, Head Of Service - joel.desous@solihull.gov.uk

Closing Date: 14th April 2024

Interview Date: 23rd April 2024

Please note, we are not accepting CV’s for this opportunity.

This post will require an enhanced DBS and barring list check.

This is an essential car user post as the demands of the job make it operationally essential and there is a contractual requirement to make a suitable vehicle available to ensure the requirements of the job can be carried out effectively. Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and be a car owner, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

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