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Head of Service - Child Protection Family Support Team

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Family Support
Social Worker, Service Manager, Head of Service
South East, London
£450 per day
Job Ref:

Head of Service - Child Protection Family Support Team - Enfield - £450 per day

A vacancy for the Head of Service for a Child Protection Family Support team in Enfield has become available. The overarching aim of the role is to promote and develop co-operative partnerships which lead to best value and improved outcomes for Children.


  • Low turnover of staff       
  • Well performing local authority        
  • Competitive pay rates         

Key Tasks:

  • Oversee, authorise, verify and take decisions to manage the budget against demand; prioritising work streams within the Directorate or with providers delivering financial management of a service that is sensitive to market conditions
  • To deliver any existing efficiency savings and identify any further savings that could be realised.
  • Evaluate local and national data and identify robust and realistic financial and performance targets for agreed areas
  • Enable a planned response to fluctuating demands and ongoing change.
  • Support the Directorate in its transformation including the development of financial awareness across the Directorate

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Track record of leading/delivering financial recovery through the management of budgets and control of costs
  • Extensive knowledge of statutory requirements relating to social care, including current and future policy developments
  • Extensive experience at a senior level within Social Care and/or Health settings
  • Experience of delivering service improvement and efficiencies, including Change Management
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Advanced negotiating/influencing skills
  • Ability to propose innovative and creative solutions
  • Mentoring/Coaching skills to embed learning with others and allow knowledge transfer.
Essential Requirements:
  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Post-qualified experience

Why Liquid Personnel?

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  • Twice weekly payroll 
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place *
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

For more information please contact

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466219
Contact: Hannah Wright

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