Social Care Graduate Development Programme

Bosworth House

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 11th August 2019

Reference: 755


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About the job

Leicester City Council is excited to announce that we are looking for two talented and ambitious candidates to join our team as part of tour new Social Care Graduate Development Programme. Social Care & Education is responsible for supporting some of the most vulnerable children and adults in Leicester. However, we are having to do this in a period of unprecedented challenges including fewer financial resources. The Social Care Development Programme will put you at the heart of the changes we are having to make and help you develop project management, commissioning and leadership skills to fast track your career

You will

To manage the delivery of ASC strategic commissioning priorities and the department’s strategic change and improvement projects ensuring positive outcomes for service users and carers and value for money for the Council

Our ideal candidate

Have a recent degree (in the last 3 years) or are expecting to graduate in 2019 in any discipline

Have a passion for improving the lives of vulnerable people

Experience of having led a project or initiative within a paid or unpaid setting

Additional information

An initial two-year contract at £21,589, with the potential to rise to £24,799 after a year

Training and development including a Level 4 Apprenticeship

A senior management mentor as part of a well-established mentoring programme

Opportunity to work in several placements across the council’s Social Care & Education department, providing chance to work in different teams and experience a range of roles

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Swarsha Bhalla on 0116 454 2313 or Caroline Ryan on 0116 454 2394

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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Bosworth House

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9-15 Princess Road West


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