Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed term until 31/01/2022
of Wight Children’s Social Care is implementing a new case management IT system
as part of our transformation programme. You will join the project team as the
business change manager reporting to the transformation programme lead. Your
responsibility will be to ensure that all staff are fully prepared for this
implementation, remain involved throughout, are supported through the changes
and realise all of the benefits that the new system has to offer. This role is
as much about leading effective organisational change, as it is about
implementing a new IT system and challenging and changing existing custom and
practice in the workplace.
have rated us as a GOOD children's social care across all areas following our
last inspection published in 2019.
lived experience is at the centre of social work practice on the Island.'
and highly competent leaders have a clear and shared vision for children's
continue to work in partnership with Hampshire County Council, whom Ofsted has
rated as OUTSTANDING across all areas. This role, and the new IT system, will
help us work towards achieving our ambition of also being an outstanding
service for children and families on the Isle of Wight. Hampshire are
implementing the same system, so you will be working closely with your
counterparts in Hampshire, as part of the same implementation approach. The
role will also involve managing the business process manager in post in the
have embarked upon a significant two-year investment programme of social work
transformation of which you will be part. We are looking for someone with
experience of implementing new IT systems/business processes. Someone who
understands that this involves much more than a technical change. Someone who
knows how to recognise and realise the opportunities such changes offer to
improve business processes and social work practice. Can you motivate others to
change? Do you understand that people react differently to change? Can you
adapt your support and ways of working to meet these different needs? If yes,
we invite you to apply.
an informal conversation, please contact Ian Thompson on 01983 821000.
31 days of annual leave, agile and flexible working opportunities, we offer a
great work/life balance. Please click for a full list of staff benefits https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Human-Resources/Benefits-Package
more information about our services please click to https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Care-Support-and-Housing/Childrens-Services/
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you for your interest in this role and we look forward to receiving your
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
The Isle of Wight Council protects its
employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our
workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to
support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is
proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to
better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above, the Isle of
Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an
individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and
have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for
an interview within the council.
interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to
you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear
from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret
that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.
Please note that this
role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council
and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council
and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County
Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s
services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July
2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the
Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both
local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire
County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who
take operational responsibility for children’s services.