Guardian Jobs 2023 – Practice Auditor

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About the job


The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

The Quality and Performance Service lead on many aspects of quality assurance activity with Surrey Children’s Services. The successful candidate will join an established team and audit programme which provides an accurate measure of the quality of practice across the service. 2023’s Ofsted Inspection Report highlighted the strengths of our audit programme in the improvements in our learning and practice.

The role is varied and dynamic, the Audit and Practice Standards Team work closely with and alongside frontline professionals, Independent Chairs, Principal Social Worker, LADOs, and multi-agency partners in order to implement the countywide audit programme and learning framework.

The Audit and Practice Standards Lead role supports the management of the audit programme, through moderation, reporting on practice themes, and holding consultations with practitioners, managers, and Independent Chairs to ensure audit findings are responded to and having an impact on practice.

An Audit and Practice Standards Lead must be able to recognise, evaluate, and support learning from practice by confidently applying legislation, practice standards, policy, and a strengths-based approach to achieve Surrey’s drive for improved safeguarding services for children and families.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within children and families in Social Work capacity and further experience as a manager, experience with quality assuring practice, and/or understanding of Ofsted preparation and requirements.
  • An ability to evaluate and critically analyse service delivery and outcomes for children and families.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal skills that allow you to work with every layer within the organisation from children, parents, multi-agency partners, frontline practitioners, and senior managers.
  • A Social Work degree / SWE registration / Minimum level experience as Team Manager.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06/11/2023.

Interviews will follow.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Kasey Senior on 07540736382 or by e-mail at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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