Service Manager

Posted 22 May 2023
Salary £47000 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Work Fostering
Contact NameTom McKenna

Job description

A London based Children's Charity are looking for a Service Manager for their Adoption Service.

As the Service Manager, you will be leading a team of experienced practitioners who deal with the retrieval of historical children's records.

This charity holds the records of over half a million people who were formerly in our children's and foster homes, as well as the records of a large number of our more recent Service Users. The team has the crucial role of managing the charity's archive including all these childcare records.

The team are responsible for facilitating access to the records; primarily to now-adult former service users but also, when required, other agencies, such as Regional Adoption Agencies, Solicitors and the Police in line with relevant legislation and recognised good practice.

This role is a full-time, permanent and hybrid position with flexible working opportunities.

The ideal Service Manager will be a social work qualified manager with extensive experience in children's services. You will be joining and leading an established, experienced and skilled team with a well-deserved reputation for excellent practice.

Benefits for you as the Service Manager:

  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Additional Benefits

Your responsibilities as the Service Manager:

  • Lead and manage staff and motivate the team.
  • Lead and manage Contract provision, working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure regular supervision of practitioners.
  • Plan and monitor the budget for the service.

Requirements of you as the Service Manager:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Experience of working within children's services
  • Managerial experience
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

Location: London

Salary: Up to £50,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 07587031100 for further details or and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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