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Implementation Manager (18 month Fixed Term contract)

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**Implementation Manager (18 month Fixed Term contract)

  • Location:** 2 days in Walthamstow and 2 days in Hackney. Respect offices are in Bethnal
  • Green, and some meetings will be held here.
    Salary: £41,722. (point 42 on Respects scale, related to the NJC scale) including Inner
  • London Weighting; plus 6% pension contribution
    Contract: 35 hours per week, Fixed term contract 18 month.
    Closing date: 15th July 2019
    Interviews: 25th July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be at heart of implementing the innovative Safe and Together Model. The Safe and Together model has had international success in changing Childrens Services response to domestic abuse, increasing the number of children who remain safely with their nonabusive parent and decreasing the high rereferral rate. This project will roll out Safe and Together across two London Authorities, Hackney and Waltham Forest over an eighteenmonth period.

The Principles of Safe and Together:

  1. Keep children Safe and Together with their nonabusive parent, ensuring safety, healing from trauma, stability and nurturance.
  2. Partnering with nonabusive parent as a default position ensuring efficiency, efficacy and childcentred practice.
  3. Intervening with the perpetrator to reduce the risk and harm to the child through engagement, accountability and criminal justice.
  • Role specific responsibilities:

  • To work with Childrens Services in Hackney and Waltham Forest to drive forward the implementation of the Safe and Together model at a strategic, process and practice level.

  • To provide case consultation, expertise and guidance on Safe and Together model to staff in both London Boroughs.

  • To provide reports on the implementation of Safe and Together to senior management and relevant Board Meetings at Respect, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

  • To provide case consultation to childrens services staff in order to support them with embedding Safe and Together practices.

  • Undertake case audits at the start and towards the close of the project to measure changes in practice and the impact of Safe and Together.

  • Undertake focus groups with parents and children to assess the impact of Safe and Together on families.

  • Support the collection of data to measure the impact of the project.

  • Bring together information from case audits, focus groups and other data sources to produce the evaluation of the project.

  • To undertake Safe and Together training as directed. This will include the initial Core training, Supervisor training and the Safe and Together trainer certification course.

  • To contribute to the annual Respect Young Peoples Services conference.

  • To contribute to the wider Safe and Together network in the UK and Internationally

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • A strong track record in service delivery in Childrens Services and/or domestic abuse sectors
  • Experience of project planning and execution, reporting on progress, managing project risks and ensuring achievement of objectives.
  • A track record of driving service quality improvements, in relation to domestic abuse, childrens safeguarding and/or family support.
  • Experience in practice development and coaching.
  • An understanding of child safeguarding in a statutory environment.
  • An understanding of domestic abuse particularly the challenges faced by children and familys services in responding to this.
  • Knowledge of interventions with families affected by domestic abuse, including work with perpetrators of abuse.
  • Understanding of the impact of trauma and domestic abuse on children and young people.
  • Ability to write documents and produce briefings for a range of audiences.

This post will work across both local authorities supporting the implementation of the Safe and Together model and its integration into practice. Respect believe that Safe and Together has a huge potential to drive improvements to childrens services across the UK and this post is an opportunity to be involved at an early stage. We are looking for a motivated individual with commitment to improve both practice and culture to achieve better outcomes for children

  • Respect are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Respect registered charity no: 1141636.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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