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The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership are now recruiting for a Partnership Programme Manager and 3 x Practice Lead Consultant Social Workers.

Partnership Programme Manager


This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage the development of the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership.

We are looking for a highly experienced Programme Manager to provide vision, direction and leadership across the Partnership to drive change and support continual improvement to pre and post-qualifying social work education; to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate effective partnership working whilst ensuring external developments are reflected within the Partnership; and to undertake the management of the programme team, overseeing project delivery whilst providing coaching and guidance which support the delivery of key activities.

The post holder will have experience leading a change programme across children’s and adult services; experience in building and maintaining relationships with a large number of stakeholders, supporting the achievement of key activities whilst addressing competing demands; experience in providing regular progress reports to key partners and external stakeholders; and experience in managing a small project team, including those who are remote.

Practice Lead Consultant Social Worker


This is an exciting opportunity to support the ongoing development of the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership as one of 3 sub-regional Practice Leads.

The role involves working within a sub-region of the West Midlands supporting local employers across children’s and adults’ services and their local universities to ensure the objectives of Teaching Partnership are met.

The role will involve working with students, practitioners, academics and workforce development colleagues to support changes to social work education and practice. The post holder will work as part of a small project team and will be responsible for providing regular reports and case studies to evidence progress and impact.

The role will focus on providing a close practice-based relationship with research and teaching across the Partnership. The role will include leading on specific projects to improve practice and support the West Midlands Teaching Partnership’s activities, which are aimed at developing and supporting high standards of social work practice throughout the region.

If you have any queries on the posts, please contact Lee at Lee.Pardy-McLaughlin@coventry.gov.uk.


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