Partnership Programme Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
West Midlands
Broadgate House, Coventry
£42,683 to £48,126 per annum
Salary Description:
£42683 - £48126
Coventry City Council
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The West Midland Teaching Partnership is one of 23 accredited social work teaching partnerships funded by the Department for Education to strengthen the quality of education and training for social work students and practitioners across the West Midlands.

Our partnership includes Local Authorities, Children’s Trusts, NHS trusts and Universities. The partnership reflects the strategic priorities of the West Midlands Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) and the West Midlands Association of Adult Social Services (ADASS). The partnership is led by Principal Social Workers, Workforce Development Leads and Senior Academics across Children’s and Adult Services. We bring together practitioners, senior managers, academics, researchers and experts by experience to support us in our work.

Our vision is to achieve excellence in social work education and professional practice through a research-led and evidence based approach.
What is the job role?This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage the development of the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership.

We are looking for a highly experienced Programme Manager to provide vision, direction and leadership across the Partnership to drive change and support continual improvement to pre and post-qualifying social work education; to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate effective partnership working whilst ensuring external developments are reflected within the Partnership;  and to undertake the management of the programme team, overseeing project delivery whilst providing coaching and guidance which support the delivery of key activities.

The post holder will have experience leading a change programme across children’s and adult services; experience in building and maintaining relationships with a large number of stakeholders, supporting the achievement of key activities whilst addressing competing demands; experience in providing regular progress reports to key partners and external stakeholders; and experience in managing a small project team, including those who are remote.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?In order to be successful with this role it is essential that you have a working knowledge of adults’ and children’s services and the project and change management and the ability to lead and manage.

The post holder will also have knowledge of developments in social work policy which is influencing the social work education agenda, including CPD.

The post is being offered as a fixed term appointment until 31st March 2021, or as a secondment opportunity from employers in the Teaching Partnership.

The post will be based in Coventry with regular travel across the West Midlands region. 

Applicants are invited to contact Lee Pardy-McLaughlin to discuss this post further at and via phone on 07739 624805. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview dates: 27th & 28th May 2020
Introduction to Coventry City CouncilCoventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

Flexible working arrangements
Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
Pay progression through multiple increments
Outstanding local government pension scheme
Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
Vibrant employee networks 

Contact Details:
Coventry City Council
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Resourcing Team (AC)

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