Cornwall Council Jobs – Development Lead

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Do you want to work with disabled children and young people in a leadership and management role?

We currently have a 12 month fixed term vacancy for a Practise Lead Manager within our disabled children’s residential care service. The successful applicant will work with the Residential Service Manager to create a career and qualification pathway to support our recruitment and retention strategy for children’s residential care staff.

As the Practise Lead Manager you will understand the training requirements for residential care staff working with disabled children and young people. Ideally you will have experience of working within residential care services and commissioning / delivering training to staff. You should be creative, innovative and able to work on your own initiative with a track record of delivering set projects. In return we offer a competitive salary, pension, a generous relocation package, training, continuing professional development and opportunities for progression.

Cornwall Council is an outstanding Children’s Service which is innovative, child-centred and solution-focused, so if you are passionate about working with disabled children and want to make a difference, then find out more and apply below!

For an informal discussion, please contact Yvette Yates 07583 260207. To find out more about our homes – please visit our Children’s Residential Services pages.

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

We are open to discussion about flexible working.



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