Assistant Director, Social Work Service – Oldham Council


Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £72,983 – £81,738

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1NL (Sat Nav)

Closing date: Monday 14 June 2021 at 9.00am

In Oldham we have high aspirations to achieve the very best outcomes for children and their families and to sustain them in their communities to live their best lives.  Our approach is to develop children and families’ strengths and resilience, and we put them at the heart of everything we do, both as a Council and as an inter-agency partnership that we call TeamOldham

This post will lead Social Work services in Oldham overseeing the creation of our Assessment and Intervention Team and Edge of Care Offer, with management responsibility for the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Emergency Duty Team, Fieldwork, Children’s with Disabilities Team and our Complex Safeguarding Hub which is going from strength to strength.

As Assistant Director of Social Work Services you will take on a key strategic role and you must be passionate about improving services and to nurture your workforce, helping us to grow our leaders of the future, working closely with our partners.   You will initiate and oversee the implementation of major change programmes and also drive forward excellence in multi-agency practice. You will be joining a strong management team and a dedicated and committed workforce.

Ofsted has recognised the progress we have made and our vision and commitment to deliver the very best services for children and families.  Our strong response to the Covid 19 pandemic focussed on the delivery of services whilst ensuring our workforce was safe and supported, which received national media attention.

You must have a track record of achievement and innovation and a focus on the quality of practice and are passionate to continue the improvements and continuously improve our practice.


If you would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact:

  • Rob Naylor on 07922 417550
  • Helen Alwell on 07809 905467

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