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Independent Reviewing Officer - IRO - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Senior Social Worker
South East, East of England
£47,631 to £52,871 per annum
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Independent Reviewing Officer - IRO - Permanent - Buckinghamshire -  Full Time - £47,631 - £52,871 per annum 
An exciting vacancy has become available in Buckinghamshire County for an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO). They will consider candidates with extensive post qualified experience including experience in a supervisory role. 
If you have experience of working with Children Looked After and Child Protection at a Senior Practitioner level, this is the perfect opportunity to springboard your career. 
Your main task will be to review and monitor care plans and to tackle delays in care planning. You’ll chair statutory reviews and alert managers to any issues. Though rigour is vital, it’s also important that you can work collaboratively, offering a constructive critical perspective. 
Benefits of working for Buckinghamshire include:    
  • £2,125 Bonus payment after a year of work.   
  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package   
  • Up to £600 paid towards Car Allowance, other benefits include childcare voucher scheme, car purchase scheme, discounts on O2 phone contracts, solicitors, storage and home security.    
  • Flexible working arrangements - you can apply for different work patterns, sabbatical's & job sharing.   
  • Generous annual leave (22 - 27 days with 5 extra days after 5 years’ service). Plus you can apply to buy up to 2 weeks’ additional leave per year.   
  • 5 days' dedicated development & training days a year.   
  • High performance and our Contribution Based Pay scheme means that those who demonstrate exceeding or outstanding performance may also be eligible for a bonus payment.   
Duties as a Independent Reviewing Officer include: 
  • To be the allocated IRO for Looked after children, chairing all their statutory Reviews.  
  • Monitor effectiveness of Care Plans for children by inspecting them at regular intervals and bring to the notice of the relevant manager any shortfalls in practice or resources.   
  • Provide appropriate challenge to local authority planning for individual children according to the requirements of the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review regulations 2011 , and relevant government guidance.  
  • Be a member of relevant multi-agency and internal Children's Services working groups, as required, chairing such groups where appropriate.   
  • Contribute to training both for Children's Social Care staff, and staff from other Agencies and the voluntary sector as required.       
  • HCPC registered 
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • A full UK license holder
For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 974 1673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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