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Business Change Manager, Ref: 50065435

County Hall, Newport/Agile Working

Grade 12, £38,744

Contact: Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50065435

Closing Date: 25/09/2020

Interview Date: 06/10/2020

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31/01/2022


Isle 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.

Ofsted have rated us as a GOOD children's social care across all areas following our last inspection published in 2019.

Ofsted found that:

'Children's lived experience is at the centre of social work practice on the Island.'

'Aspirational and highly competent leaders have a clear and shared vision for children's services.'

We 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 team.

We 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.

For an informal conversation, please contact Ian Thompson on 01983 821000.

With 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

For more information about our services please click to https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Care-Support-and-Housing/Childrens-Services/

If you would like to get a taste of what it’s like to live on the Isle of Wight, please take a look at this short video http://youtu.be/KPoGnUvCiv4


Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to receiving your application.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

This 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 commitment.

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.

In the 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.