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Job Title Head of Quality Assurance & Principal Social Worker
Job reference S73
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade Head of Service Grade 1
Pay From: £74,904 To: £79,410 Per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 12 June 2023
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Job Description
We are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce.

Making a Difference – Being Part of our Improvement Journey

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of Children’s Social Care Senior Leadership Team. Reporting into the Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care you will lead the quality assurance programme, manage the Improvement Team, and support our Social Workers to be Brilliant at the Basics and achieve great things for our children!

The Council supports hybrid working, the expectation of this role is to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around St Helens and surrounding areas when required.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details and person specification information.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us first for a chat before applying by emailing Children’s Services Improvement Programme Manager at

These posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
This is a politically restricted post.

Shortlisting will take place on 14th June 2023
Interviews will be held on 4th July 2023 - Atlas House

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Person Specification.pdf
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