Social Work England
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Social Work England will be the new, bespoke and specialist regulator for social workers. It will regulate a profession which delivers vital, often life changing, services within every community. Social Work England’s primary objective is the protection of the public. It will achieve this through setting standards for social workers and providing assurance that those registered meet the standards, are qualified and remain fit to practice. The organisation is at a critical stage in its development, with a new Chair in post and the process to appoint the Chief Executive underway. The credibility and impact of the regulator will depend on its ability to deliver its core regulatory functions effectively and efficiently and this will be driven by exceptional leaders and diverse professional teams.
This is one of five senior leadership roles we are seeking to appoint to as part of the next important phase in building the organisation. We are also seeking to appoint an Executive Director, Fitness to Practise, Executive Director, Registration & Quality, Executive Director, Strategy & Policy and an Executive Director, Corporate Services. Each of these posts will contribute to shaping, developing and implementing a modern, responsive, efficient and outcomes focused social work regulator.
The post holder will be a qualified and currently practising solicitor, barrister or legal executive, with a successful and strong track record gained in a senior legal position within a challenging regulatory or regulated environment. Ideally with extensive knowledge of regulatory law, you will have demonstrable expertise in the direct provision and procurement of legal advice and support to senior leaders at the highest levels, together with the clear ability to deliver complex, multi streamed programmes of work, taking into account effective governance and external regulatory pressures. Leading, inspiring and developing a strong team of lawyers is a critical element of this role and you will be able to evidence experience of leading, developing and inspiring teams of lawyers handling civil, criminal or regulatory casework.
This is a significant and influential position and you will bring outstanding interpersonal skills, together with the credibility, personal presence and influence to engage effectively with our many and varied stakeholders. With the ability to build and develop high performing teams, you will demonstrate the intellect, vision, credibility and determination to get things done. You will help shape, build and lead this new organisation and make a positive contribution to our work, to promote the future positioning of Social Work England as a leading and highly respected regulator.
Very rarely is there a job opportunity like this - to be part of a senior leadership team at the very start of a new organisation. Your contribution will impact directly on the shape of the regulator, its strategic direction and the way it delivers its work. Furthermore, this position will offer the chance to influence the future and standing of the profession, ensure effective public protection and directly inform the future of social work regulation in England.
If you are excited by this unique opportunity and would like to find out more, please visit APPLY NOW. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Katrina Paget on 020 7426 3994.
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