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Children’s Service Manger - Early Help - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Referral and Assessment, Children In Need
Service Manager
West Midlands
£53,722 per annum
Job Ref:

Children’s Service Manger - Early Help - Permanent - Sandwell - £53,722p/a

We are recruiting for a Children’s Service Manager for six locality based Early Help COGs (Community Operational Group).

Each COG has a Team Manager, Senior Family Support Workers and Targeted Family Support Workers as well as a Domestic Abuse Advocate, Primary Mental Health representative and troubled Families Advisor. You will be responsible for the running of each COG at a senior level, ensuring clear objectives are set and risk is managed and assessed appropriately.

You will be part of the Senior Management Team and will need to work in a collaborative effort to ensure performance and professional standards are of the highest quality. You will set strategic objectives and play a pivotal role in translating these in to a high-quality service area.

Benefits in this role:

  • Further career opportunities
  • Excellent annual pay
  • Working in a stable and permanent work force
  • Competitive rewards
  • An understanding of good work/life balance

Responsibilities as a Service Manager:

  • To be a member of the Children’s Management Team and support the Head of Service, Director of Operations, Chief Executive and Trust Board
  • Ensure that there is a relentless focus on outcomes for the Children and Families of Sandwell
  • Direct the strategic and overall management of the Targeted Early Help Service
  • Support the Trust in providing a quality and cost effective Early Help Service
  • Provide strong professional and managerial leadership across the service area, including setting clear objectives and measures, managing performance and resources, and assessing impact/risk
  • Work in partnership with the Heads of Service to ensure there is a whole system approach to safeguarding children

Requirements of the role:

  • To be a qualified social worker
  • Experience of managing an Early Help Service and significant management experience in social care
  • Excellent knowledge of national and local policy contexts that affect services for children and families; including legislation
  • HCPC registration and eligibility to work in the UK

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02071676803
Contact: Damon Storer

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