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Social Care Academy Manager

  • Location: South Shields, England
  • Salary: £26.3 - £33.25 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Social Care Academy Manager to work in South Shields. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying from £26.30 – £33.25 per hour (PAYE and umbrella payment options are available).

The role:

To take a project focussed lead role on the development and delivery of our South Tyneside Social Care Academy, providing leadership and building its profile, relationships, partnerships, and funding opportunities .

The Vision for the Academy is to build a Social Care Workforce across South Tyneside, fit for the future, drawing from our local population by encouraging more residents to choose a career from the broad range of opportunities available.

The project is initially being funded for three years and will focus around three distinct workforce pillars:

      Recruitment strategies, community engagement and promotional marketing campaigns

Development of a Social Care Skills Hub

Employee Engagement and Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


Manager will identify and deliver on a range of initiatives, shared learning opportunities and promoting the value of the Academy and its potential impact on workforce and practice throughout the Borough. You will champion innovation and highlight the importance of having a strong learning and development culture, with shared values and behaviours right across the social care sector.

The postholder will deploy a range of methods to directly engage with potential job seekers, social care providers, community and voluntary sector organisations, education establishments, Skills for Care, CQC, people that access care and support and their Carers to support the Adult Social Care market to continuously improve standards and practice, and achieve better outcomes, ultimately leading to the residents of South Tyneside Living Better Lives.

Key Responsibilities:

      To lead on the development and delivery of our South Tyneside Social Care Academy, taking overall responsibility for the management, development and growth of the project and associated programmes of work, to deliver on the Academy’s aims.

Provide day-to-day management of the Academy programme and its staff team, working closely with the social care market, people who use services, senior colleagues across adult social services and commissioning, driving the development and delivery of ambitious work plans whilst ensuring strong strategic positioning.

Build and maintain strong and purposeful working relationships, building the profile of the Academy whilst working co-productively, to ensure that everyone working within Adult Social Care or has a desire to, can develop their skills, learning, and career aspirations, so they can provide the best possible support to the residents of South Tyneside.

To identify, analyse and manage risks associated with the delivery of the project, ensuring that good communications mechanisms exist with all stakeholders to develop the Academy’s relationship with / offer to them.

Undertake direct engagement with stakeholders, including people who access care and support ensuring their voice is heard resulting in the co-production of joint strategies aimed at continuously improving social care practice and standards.

Manage the academy budget, overseeing and taking responsibility for the operational and financial planning of the project ensuring key targets and KPI’s are met within agreed timescales.

Set up and maintain quality and performance monitoring systems to quality assure all commissioned and directly delivered recruitment and training events, to evaluate their impact and support the effective transfer of outcomes into practice / working environment and the cycle of continuous improvement.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level qualification or experience. Evidence of recent post qualification CPD.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check and 2 years written references.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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