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Service Manager - Child Protection

  • Salary: £400 per day
  • Location: Merseyside
  • Date posted: 18-10-2017
  • Sector: Management, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00002945_1508343493

My client is looking for a Service Manager for the Child Protection/ Child in Need team based in the Merseyside area.

They are looking for someone to come in and initiate positive change/improvement in the service as they are a council on the road to be the best service in Merseyside. They have already brought in two new team managers who are to implement positive change to the service.

The pay rate for this Service Manager role is £400 per day LTD.
Please find a comprehensive list of roles and responsibilities:

  • Set objectives for the named service area, develop plans, identify resources and
    mobilise staff to meet those objectives to ensure the needs of children and their
    families are met.
  • Lead and direct Social Care team managers, prioritise and allocate tasks, provide
    guidance and direction to ensure effective service delivery to children, young people
    and families.
  • Ensure workloads are managed within the agreed guidelines for casework.
  • Oversee and scrutinise casework and practice to ensure high quality assessment,
    planning and review of cases in line with statutory requirements and guidance.
  • Undertake effective, reflective supervision, holding team managers to account where
    poor performance is identified and providing appropriate support and guidance.
  • Strong management of collaborative working with partners and other professionals
    to drive the quality of the service provided to children, young people and their
  • Lead and facilitate mentoring and coaching for Team Managers, newly appointed
    Team Managers and aspiring Team Managers.
  • Create an environment where clear communication and engagement supports a
    culture of openness and transparency: where employees feel empowered, valued
    and listened to.
  • Lead and champion the development or children's services, locally and regionally.
  • Support Senior Managers in taking the lead on specific service related projects.
  • Oversee social work interventions where the voice of the child is heard, fully
    considered and acted upon.
  • Guide and support the professional development of team managers, recognising
    and nurturing talent so that employees reach their full potential.
  • Maximise financial capacity and guide others in managing and sustaining value for
    money, challenging the team to identify, analyse and share best financial
  • Employ information systems to collect performance data and management
    information, producing reports when required regarding the quality and quantity of
    data to describe performance within the named service area.
  • Manage systems, procedures and processes to ensure they comply with national,
    local and Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) requirements.
  • Represent the service at local and regional forums to ensure the Council's view is
    represented and the service is updated on new developments and initiatives.

  • Candidates who are wishing to be put forward for this role must have an up to date DBS and HCPC registration. As this is a locum role it won't be available for long.
    If you wish to be considered for this role get in touch ASAP! Alternatively, if you know of anyone else who would be interested in this type of work please do let me know, we run a £250 referral bonus for any successful referrals.