Head of Practice/Enhanced Bid Developer/Regional Manager, Non Local Au

SocialWork 2000
West Midlands
to be discussed on enquiry
02 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Practice/Enhanced Bid Developer/Regional Manager - Non Local Authority - Children and Families - South East/West Midlands

Socialwork 2000 are looking for 3 separate candidates for the following roles, Head of Practice, Enhanced Bid Developer and Regional Manager. Set in a non Local Authority Organisation, based in the South East/West Midlands area. Pay rate: out of IR35 scope. Rates discussed on enquiry.

About the roles: Full job descriptions available on enquiry

Head of Practice:

  • To ensure high quality provision, with good outcomes, and a positive impact for service users
  • To ensure the children's workforce have the right knowledge, skills, support and development
  • To fulfil the function of Professional Lead for existing, innovative and future service delivery
  • To ensure regulator, inspectorate, and contract (commissioner or grant giver) compliance
  • To fulfil the role of operational Safeguarding Lead
  • Act as an effective ambassador and advocate with external organisations.
  • To provide routine and ad hoc reports to line manager, CEO, Trustees on performance and risks
  • Require someone social work qualified with substantial operational / practice management experience, experience at second line manager level, experience in charities

Regional Manager:

  • To provide leadership, management and accountability for up to 8 direct reports who are responsible for a range of community-based children's services within the designated geographical areas. This includes the performance management of procured services to contractual specification and requirements, within organisational systems, policies and strategic direction
  • To promote the continuous improvement across all of your portfolio services to ensure the very best outcomes for children, young people and their families.
  • To plan, lead and implement change across your portfolio of services in response to internal and external initiators for change
  • To manage the delivery of a programme of Children's Services contracts that are compliant with quality safeguarding practice, operating within the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures
  • Professional and management qualification needed and experience and knowledge of children's centres / early help services

Enhanced Bid Developer (Writer):

  • To contribute directly to income growth by writing proposals, tenders, applications (budgets)
  • To project manage the process of own work, colleagues and virtual task/finish teams
  • Follow standard processes for reviewing contract terms, risk assessment, and seeking approval
  • To lead on market intelligence, opportunity identification, pipeline of bid work, horizon scanning
  • Work with Head of Business Development to develop new services in priority growth areas and support implementation and roll out of successful bids.
  • You will need both bid writing and children's services sector (voluntary or statutory experience), as well as experience of successful project management.


  • Pay rate: to be discussed on enquiry
  • Outside of IR35 scope
  • Non Local Authority
  • May be able to accommodate flexible working days and working from home
  • In-house payroll company
  • Your own dedicated consultant who can guide you through the process and assist you each step of the way
  • Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.

Referral Bonus:

Step 1: For everyone you refer, we register, and we promote for work you will receive GBP50*

Step 2: For everyone you have referred, and we place, you will receive a second payment of GBP50* on their first day of work

Step 3: For everyone you have referred, you will receive a third payment of GBP100*, once they have completed a qualifying period of 375 hours of work

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