Service Manager – Children in Care

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  • Salary:
    £61,929 / per annum + additional perks
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    26th July 2019

Job Description

Social Personnel are now seeking an experienced service manager to help lead Haringey council’s Children in Care service.

Role summary:

  • Haringey Council is seeking a Service Manager to manage and develop the Children in Care service, that provides a service to children in need, looked after children and undertakes some court work. The council has been on a significant journey of improvement, with ambition to enable every child and young person to have the best start in life. We are committed to the “signs of safety” and we need exceptional leaders who are committed to embedding this model of working and understand that good quality social work engagement can make a difference for children, young people and their families with whom we are working.


    The Service Manager will work closely with the Head of Service for Children in Care and Fostering, partner agencies and Early Help. We need someone who is creative, innovative and motivated to safeguarding vulnerable children. It is an excellent opportunity to build upon good practice and you will effectively performance manage and lead the service. You will be responsible for 5 direct reports Children in Care and Court Team Managers, 5 Senior Practitioners, 25 Social Workers. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to lead and take responsibility for the further development strategically of short-term child protection.

What you need:

  • Previous experience as service manager within a child social care service.
  • QSW Status – including qualification, HCPC registration and completed ASYE
  • previous experience working with local authorities.
  • Right to work in the UK.

Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • Receive a £250 referral bonus for every social worker sent to us who gets placed.
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…

If you are interested in this position please submit application below or call Trey on 0203 929 4008.