Head of Service

Posted 03 May 2023
Salary £600 - £750 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineSocial Work
Contact NameJordan Peat

Job description

A Local Authority in the East of England is looking for a Head of Service to join their to join their Assessment and Family Safeguarding Service.

This is a Locum Social Work role.

The ideal Practice Manager will have management experience in Assessment & Family Safeguarding, Looked After Children and Young People Leaving Care.

You will be Managing 2 Service Managers and Responsible for 8 Teams within the service.

Benefits for you as a Head of Service:

  • Competitive Pay Rate: up to £750.00p/d
  • Flexible Working available
  • "Good" Ofsted Rated LA

Your responsibilities as a Head of Service:

  • Takes collective and shared responsibility for the effective leadership and management of the Council's services.
  • To contribute and play an active part in the delivery of service across children's services as part of the Children's Services Management Team and the implementation of Family Safeguarding
  • To advise and report to Corporate Parenting Panel, Safeguarding Board, Health & Wellbeing Board, Safeguarding Families board, the Lead Portfolio Holder and any other committee and/or relevant board.
  • Experience in line management of Group Manager(s) and overall management responsibility for the respective service areas and deliver services through the relevant Service plans.
  • Ability to deputise for the Service Director, and or Director of Children Services as and when required, at any service or multi - agency meeting, board and /or committee.

Requirements of you as a Head of Service:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid Social Work England registration
  • Have competent knowledge and experience within Service Management, Line Management
  • A valid UK Driving Licence and vehicle is required

Location: East Of England

Umbrella pay rate: Up to £750 Per Day

PAYE payment options available also

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jordan Peat on 0118 948 5555 or email jpeat@charecruitment.com for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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