Service Manager Practice Development

Posted 17 January 2024
Salary £54424 - £57858 per annum + benefits
LocationSouth Yorkshire
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Work Fostering
Contact NameJamil Olweny

Job description

A Local Authority is looking for a Qualified Social Worker for to be a Service Manager for their Children's Social Work Practice Development division. This is a PERMANENT position that is full-time. The ideal applicant will have significant experience of working in Children's Social Work services at a Management level. This is a brand new position.

This Local Authority is based in South Yorkshire but operates hybrid working (3 days in the office and 2 days at home and vice versa - dependent on diary) meaning that you could live outside of the region but be able to feasibly work for them.

Please do not apply for this job if you require sponsorship to work in the UK. This position is only available for those who have right to work in the UK and a Social Work degree

Benefits for you as the Service Manager:

  • Generous annual leave (increases with service); can buy up to an extra 10 days
  • Pension Scheme of 15.2% matched contribution
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Discounts on Private Health cover
  • Flexible hours around core working hours
  • Additional benefits

Your responsibilities as the Service Manager:

  • Leading & managing Learning Academy & Workforce Development
  • Day to day management of the service
  • Service Development
  • Budget Management
  • Staff Management

Requirements of you as the Service Manager:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A Social Work England registration
  • Significant experience of working within Children's Social Work
  • Significant experience of working at a Management level
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary scale: £54,424 - £57,859 + benefits (dependent on experience)

Please note: Interviews can be held prior to the closing date so if you are interested, please get in contact ASAP in order to not miss out on the opportunity

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jamil Olweny - 07587 031 098 (

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