Children's Service Manager

Barnsley, Barnsley
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW347787_1549466898
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-06
  • Location: Barnsley, Barnsley
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-07
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A great opportunity has arisen for Service Manager to join their Children's Social Care team within the Barnsley area.

To provide strategic and operational management across defined areas of Children's Social Care and Integrated Services, taking a lead role in the development and delivery of services and strategies which promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people across the borough.

The responsibilities of a Children's Service Manager includes:

  • To provide leadership and line management for a range of human, financial and physical resources within defined services and/or geographical areas
  • To be accountable for professional advice, guidance and instruction to managers and practitioners across work units and localities, including social care, health, early years and the third sector
  • To work as part of an integrated management team, providing effective cover in the planned and unplanned absence of Service Management colleagues within Safeguarding and Social Care
  • Effectively represent the Service at a range of internal and external forums, relating to the development of systems, policy and practice across the integrated services
  • Lead and manage the relevant teams ensuring that vulnerable children are identified and receive a timely and responsive service according to assessed needs
  • Be responsible for ongoing management and effective use of resources for e.g. wellbeing space at Advanced Learning Centres or residential units

Requirements of a Children's Service Manager:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent management experience
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence

Salary: Up to £32.98 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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