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Sanctuary Executive is a specialist division of Sanctuary Personnel, supporting the professional careers of those the top-end of social care. Local authorities throughout the UK trust us to place high-calibre Service Managers, Heads of Service, Directors and Assistant Directors, and Deputy Chief Executives, in rewarding interim and permanent positions.
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Public Health Programm...
£300.00 - £400.00 per day
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Public Health Programme Manager to fill a full-time role within Wirral. The pay rate for this locum Public Health Programme Manager job is £300 - £400 per day (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract. Duties: Supporting the integrated commissioning team for Wirral Council and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group to discharge statutory health protection responsibilities, including the prevention and control of infectious diseases, preparedness and response to incidents and emergencies, screening and immunisation programmes and environmental hazards which threaten health. Work with key partners including Public Health England, NHS England, primary and secondary health and social care to improve and protect the health of Wirral residents. Requirements: A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work). Management experience is essential. Contact: This Public Health Programme Manager job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
Interim Health Public ...
£200.00 - £300.00 per day
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Interim Health Public Practitioner to work full-time in Wirral. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Social Care. The pay rate for this locum Interim Health Public Practitioner job is £200 - £300 per day(Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract. Public Health England (PHE) provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation's health. Its ambition is to lead nationally, and enable locally, a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England, regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner. PHE Centres have a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with local authorities, local resilience fora, NHS commissioners and the providers of public health services from the public, third and independent sector to support and influence the delivery of improved outcomes for the public's health. Integrating the different public health disciplines, providing effective services and support for health protection, health improvement and health care public health with a focus on reducing health inequalities, PHE Centres provide a single point of access to the full range of PHEs specialist skills and knowledge. PHE Centres enable a flexible approach to service and support provision, within a nationally consistent framework. Summary: Key generic skills for all staff groups working at PHEC level include: Leading and communicating - with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm Collaborating and partnering - professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people. Building capability for all - strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. All staff have a role as a local advocate for public health and their PHEC. Additional skills such a delivery through others, influencing skills, knowledge transfer, supporting evidence into practice and leadership and influencing skills will be supported for all workforces in the PHE Centre and included where relevant into staff Personal Development Plans (PDP's) Requirements of the Interim Health Public Practitioner: Degree or equivalent in social work Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults' Services Previous experience in a similar role is essenital Contact: This Interim Health Public Practitioner job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
Service Lead - Childre...
Up to £550.00 per day
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Service Lead to fill a full-time role within a Children with Disabilities Service based in the South of England. The pay rate for this locum Service Lead job is £550 per day (assignment rate) and is a 6-month contract. Summary: Leading the service designated to working with children, young people and adults with lifelong disabilities, autism and their families. Offer early intervention, build on an individual's strength to develop skills and independence, promote and maintain safety and good health, encourage and facilitate employment, valued roles and relationships within communities and provide a more joined up and coherent experience for the people we work with and enable individuals to live a 'good life' as defined by them. This role will lead operational services designed to secure good outcomes and impact for some of the most vulnerable residents. This role will be responsible for ensuring that work is undertaken to achieve the council`s service outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. The post holder will lead a range of staff and teams as may be assigned at any one time, ensuring that they are able to respond and adapt to the strategic improvement agenda whilst achieving value for money, meeting community needs and securing high quality customer service. Requirements: Experience of working within a frontline statutory children with disabilities team. You will have knowledge in current issues and themes related to social work with children and families. Self sufficient expertise across the technical/professional specialism at the highest level of proficiency Comprehensive knowledge of complex practices and precedents built on concepts and principles Practical and theoretical knowledge of the political environment of local government and partner organisations Ability to work independently, making sound pragmatic problem solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact, including devising solutions to specific problems of a programme, prioritisation, resource or performance related nature using significant professional judgement and evaluative skills to make effective decisions where 'right' and 'wrong' answers are not available Exceptional, highly developed communication skills to influence and persuade the actions of others in order to construct, evaluate and deliver effective business solutions Effective research and planning skills to construct highly effective complex business critical solutions working on a time horizon of a number of years A recognised professional Social Work Qualification Contact: This Service Lead job is advertised by Billy Holland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
Service Manager - Inte...
To be confirmed
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Service Manager to fill a full-time role within an Integrated Family Support Service based in Wales. The pay rate for this locum Service Manager job is to be confirmed and is a 12-month contract. Summary: A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to gain valuable experience managing a regional, strength based, multi-disciplinary service. IFSS is an innovative service, delivering the IFST model and CRAFT to families in the area. This is an opportunity to work with stakeholders of statutory and commissioned services; provide effective management and strategic thinking both within IFSS and across Children's Services to shape and influence strength based practice. Requirements: Recognised Social Work Qualification Registration with Social Work England At least two years' experience Contact: This Service Manager job is advertised by Billy Holland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
Interim Principal Soci...
£42.00 - £45.00 per hour
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Interim Principal Social Worker to work full-time in Newham. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children services and be registered with the HCPC. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Adult Social Worker to drive forward sustained social work practice improvements. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will provide strong professional leadership, guidance and development for social work across Adult Social Care. The pay rate for this locum Interim Principal Social Worker job is £42 to £45 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month contract. Duties: Your role will be to relate the views of social workers to all levels of management. To provide independent scrutiny of social work practice and standards, delivering quality assurance and learning interventions to drive forward sustained improvements. You will ensure that the views and experiences of adults, their families and carers (and practitioners), inform service planning and delivery. The Principal Social Worker (PSW) is responsible and accountable for excellent social work practice by ensuring social work and social care is well defined in Adult Social Care. The PSW should lead by example, be visible to the workforce and act as a voice for frontline practitioners to enable change within the organisation. The role has oversight of quality assurance, training and development including ASYE programme and Practice Educators training. The PSW role sits within the Senior Leadership Team and will advise Senior Managers on practice issues. To undertake the PSW role, you need to be an experienced registered social work manager who has lead on strategic improvement and has expert knowledge and skills to be able to advise a wide range of stakeholders on social care related matters. Requirements of the Interim Principal Social Worker: Professional Social Work qualification (e.g. Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS). Registered Social Worker with Social Work England. Polices/legislation led rather than team management focused. Contact: This Interim Principal Social Worker job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
Interim Commissioner (...
£300 - £450 per day
Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Interim Commissioner to work full-time within Adult Services based in Huntingdon. The pay rate for this locum Interim Commissioner job is £300 - £450 per day and will be on a 3-month contract. Job Purpose: To take responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of the People and Communities commissioning function with a specialism in Adult Social Care, ensuring delivery of strategic priorities and commissioning intentions. This will include independent management of the commissioning process including needs assessments, strategy development and options appraisals, service specifications, stakeholder engagement/consultation, coordination of the letting and management of contracts, contract compliance and continuous quality improvement. To take a lead role on a range of specific programmes, to ensure that a project management approach is built into all aspects commissioning in working with key stakeholders and partners to deliver the strategic priorities and initiate and manage change. To lead on taking a strategic and evidenced based approach to commissioning through the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative national and locally agreed outcomes across a range of areas. To actively promote and develop effective partnerships working approaches across a wide group of internal and external stakeholders with the aim of producing robust commissioning strategies and service specifications with measurable outcomes including achievement of specific local and national targets as well as financial savings requirements. To ensure all outcomes are monitored and demonstrate the benefit the service has for the people and communities of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire - strengthening the Commissioning function across both Councils. To work with providers to promote cost effective working relationships and maximize the opportunities to enhance service provision, customer experience and positive outcomes for service users and their carers/families. Requirements of the Interim Commissioner: Recent experience within a similar role Understanding and experience of the key strategic drives and of applying current legislation, policy and guidance through commissioning and contracts. Understanding of best practice and innovative approaches in applying the principles and practice of commissioning, procurement contract management and safeguarding. Understanding of the key drivers and market forces which impact existing services and the commissioning of future services. Extensive detailed knowledge of commissioning in Adults Social Care. Demonstrable experience within a previous commissioning setting. Experience of performance management, including management of poor performance. Contact: This Interim Commissioner job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
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Maintaining positive relationships
When it comes to senior-level social work jobs, it’s important that you spend time fostering and maintaining positive relationships with those that you’ve previously worked with. This is because your personal reputation can be just as vital as the skills listed on your CV. Our executive recruitment team tell us about why we should focus on building positive relationships throughout our social work careers, and how we can use networking opportunities to our advantage. Billy Holland, Executive Search Consultant, Sanctuary Executive says:“Social work is an extremely small world, particularly when it comes to executive-level recruitment. Many of the hiring managers we work with will have close relationships with those in similar roles at other local authorities. When job opportunities arise, they will invariably talk to each other and make recommendations of who would be a good fit."For senior managerial job roles (particularly interim social work positions), reputation and recommendations are carefully listened to. A phone call from a hiring manager to a colleague in a neighbouring borough can be enough to make (or break) a job opportunity, so it’s important to ensure that you are maintaining positive relationships with those you have worked with. John Rudland, Executive Search Consultant, Sanctuary Executive adds: “The stakes involved in senior recruitment are incredibly high. The local authority will want to know that you have the ability to hit the ground running and make a success of the job. Recommendations may not just come from your official listed referees. If a hiring manager knows someone personally that you’ve worked with, they could ask about you informally. It’s why we always advise candidates to ensure they leave job roles on good terms, stay in contact with previous colleagues and work hard to build a positive reputation.” How networking can enhance your reputation You will have worked alongside a colleague that you think is absolutely fantastic. Perhaps they made a tangible difference to one particular aspect of service; maybe they’ve worked alongside you to explore more creative ways of working. Whatever the case, we’re sure that you’ll remember that individual long after you’ve parted ways professionally. If a job role becomes available that matches that person’s expertise, we’re sure you’ll immediately make a personal recommendation. In many senior social work job roles, who you know can definitely have a positive impact upon your career. You want people you’ve worked with to remember you and to feel confident in making personal endorsements for you and your skills. A top tip for improving your personal reputation is to ensure that you remain in touch with previous colleagues. Making use of sites such as LinkedIn will allow you to remain professionally connected even after you’ve moved into new job roles. You can demonstrate your continued professional development and maintain relationships with those who are also progressing their careers at a similar level. We also recommend attending events such as the NCAS, ADASS and ADCS conferences. Meeting people in person can be a great way to build your network of contacts and ensure that peers and prospective managers walk away with a positive impression of you. If you’re ready for your next executive-level social work job, then simply upload your CV .
Replay our IR35 Q&A Webinar
If you missed last night's live Q&A Webinar on the upcoming changes to IR35 legislation, don't worry - you can watch a replay recording now.Professionals from across healthcare, social care and criminal justice joined our live webinar last night (26 February) and listened to Sanctuary's panellists explain the key changes to the legislation and what this means to workers from April 2020. Joining the panel, was Colin Gunnell from contractor umbrella company Liquid Friday.The panel answered pre-submitted questions and other questions that were asked during the webinar.If you missed it, you can watch the replay here:
Why interview feedback is important
When it comes to interviews, it’s important to remember that feedback is a crucial part of the process. For unsuccessful candidates, having the ability to understand why they haven’t got the job can play a big part in helping them to prepare for future job interviews.Our Executive recruitment team tell us how hiring managers should factor in post-interview feedback as a crucial part of the interviewing process; particularly when it comes to senior-level social work recruitment.John Rudland, Executive Search Consultant, Adults Health & Social Care, Sanctuary Executive says:“After a round of interviews, it can be easy to focus on the successful candidate; after all, the onboarding process needs to start immediately. We firmly believe that it is important to factor in a small amount of time to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. It allows them to learn how they can improve their interviewing technique and it also provides a form of closure for them.John believes that collating feedback on candidates can improve future recruitment processes for hiring managers. It allows them to formulate opinions on strengths and weaknesses to help define who they are looking for. He says: “I would always encourage hiring managers to use the post-interview feedback process for their own purposes. You may get a much clearer idea of the type of candidate that you’re looking for by taking an analytical view. Therefore, for future recruitment you can easily speed up your job hunt and get the perfect person into a placement much quicker. The social work sector is a small community; particularly when it comes to senior positions. Reflective practice is an important part of what social workers do, and those same techniques can be used to improve interview performances.”We know that circumstances can change priorities in a mere matter of moments. The notification of a pending Ofsted visit or the publication of a serious case review can cause an immediate end to existing recruitment practices.Billy Holland, Executive Search Consultant, Children’s Health & Social Care, Sanctuary Executive says: “If positions are no longer available due to changing circumstances, then it’s always polite to let applicants know. They may have invested time and money in preparing for the interview and if they aren’t informed that the position is no longer available, they may walk away with a negative impression of you as an employer. Taking a few moments to provide a short sentence or two can future-proof your reputation as an employer who cares.”A key benefit of working with an external team such as Sanctuary to handle your recruitment is that we can work closely with clients to ensure that constructive feedback is passed on to candidates. To find out more about our bespoke consultancy service, please get in touch.
Keeping yourself safe online
When it comes to online safety, we’ve all heard horror stories about people who have opened malicious emails or accidentally downloaded a virus onto their work computers. Back in 2017, there was widescale panic when hackers attacked NHS systems with the WannaCry cyber attack. This security breach showcased the realities behind using out of date software as hackers were able to lock out more than 200,000 users. It is estimated to have cost the NHS £92m and led to 19,000 cancelled appointments. It’s not just NHS Trusts who are vulnerable to cybercrime. A recent report in Computer Weekly suggests that in 2019, local authorities in the UK were hit by an average of 800 cyber attacks every hour. From January-June 2019 alone, more than 263 million incidents were reported. We share some tips to help you feel confident in knowing how to spot a potential phishing scam and/or potential cyber breach. What is a phishing scam? A phishing scam is when hackers use fake emails to try and steal valuable data. It may be trying to gain access to your bank account, or it could be attempting to guess your password to gain entry to your computer. If you receive a suspicious email, a good tip is to always check the senders' email address. A legitimate, professional email will never come from a Gmail or Hotmail account. In some cases, hackers may use a similar-sounding email address to make themselves look genuine – always check for spelling mistakes. If you have concerns, always ask your IT department to check the legitimacy of the email before opening it. When it comes to cybercrime, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Don’t open unknown attachments You should already know not to open unknown attachments or click suspicious links because this will inevitably be a stringent part of your internal IT policies. But mistakes do happen, so it’s wise to be able to spot the signs of a malicious link. According to Tech Radar, a staggering “90% of data breaches are caused by human error". If you’re working in a large organisation where computer systems are networked together, it’s easy to see how a simple mistake can lead to disastrous consequences. Your IT system may have warning alerts to make you aware of suspicious content – if this does happen, make sure you pay attention to it and ask your IT department for further guidance. You can also hover your mouse over the link – a destination address should appear in a small bar at the bottom of your browser. If you are accessing a link on your mobile phone or a tablet, you can easily press and hold the link to allow a pop up to appear with the destination link. This will allow you to check its legitimacy. Be aware of smishing scams We are accustomed to being able to take advantage of free WiFi almost everywhere we go, but it’s important to understand the risks involved in using unsecured networks. It is believed that in 2020, the latest security concern could relate to ‘smishing’ scams – this is where hackers attempt to gain access to your phone via SMS. Hackers can easily find your phone on a public WiFi network, so it’s crucial to reject any notification from an unknown phone to prevent a hacker from gaining access to your personal mobile phone and data. Pay attention to your IT policies and procedures The most effective thing you can do to protect yourself online is to pay due care and attention to your internal IT policies and procedures. Your IT department will have prepared systems that limit the risks of security breaches, but these are dependent upon every single employee paying attention and spotting the signs of a malicious attack. If you have any questions or concerns about an email or a suspicious link, inform your IT department and ask them for their help and support.
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