NISCC is recruiting for a Chair of the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

9 May 2017

NISCC is recruiting for a Chair of the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

We are looking for a qualified social worker with the leadership and motivation skills to lead the NI Degree in Social Work Partnership, providing assurance to the NISCC on governance and best practice in the development and delivery of regional approaches, protocols and procedures in student selection, practice learning (placements) and course content.

  • Remuneration: £6,367 per annum (plus travel and subsistence allowances, at rates set by the Council, for costs incurred on the business of the Degree Partnership.)
  • Time Commitment: minimum of 3 days per month to the post. (This may involve commitment outside normal working hours.)
  • Location: based at Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast. (He / she will also be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland to attend meetings, conferences etc., as necessary.)
  • Accountability: accountable to the Chair of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council through the Chief Executive of the NISCC.

The Degree is the recognised professional qualification for Social Workers, Probation Officers and Education Welfare Officers in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) is an unincorporated association of education institutions and employing agencies – statutory and voluntary. Its main purpose is to ensure regional consistency in the development and delivery of agreed aspects of the Degree in Social Work in line with NISCC standards.


The role of NIDSWP Chair demands an ability to inspire a shared purpose and encourage a group of individuals from a number of organisations and institutions to collaborate to produce agreed solutions. The Chair will also need an understanding of good governance systems and demonstrate a commitment to promoting member involvement in governance.

If you have the enthusiasm, vision, and commitment to lead a partnership of social work employers, education institutions, and other key stake-holders including service users and carers to contribute effectively towards excellence in social work training standards for the Degree in Social Work in Northern Ireland, we look forward to hearing from you.

Download Documents Here

Information Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Key Information
Closing date for applications: 4pm on 23 May 2017
Proposed interview dates: 23 June 2017

If you have an enquiry about any aspect of the role or about making an application, please contact Catherine Maguire, Professional Adviser, on 028 9536 2600 or email catherine.maguire@niscc.hscni.net .

We welcome applications from all Section 75 Groups regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, people with dependants, political opinion, religion or sexual orientation.

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