Service Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/03/2019 23:59
Grade N - £44,697 - £47,636. (subject to the implementation of a revised grading structure) Plus, a 15% Recruitment and Retention Allowance (temporary for 3 years).
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Closing date:
28 Mar
Further Information

Gateshead Council is determined to deliver excellent services to the people who live and work here. Led by a clear vision, our aim is to ensure all local people are able to realise their full potential and enjoy the best quality of life.

Due to the early retirement of the current post holder, we are looking to appoint to a challenging but rewarding post of Service Manager within our Safeguarding and Care Planning team, within Children's Services.

You must have experience of managing, motivating and leading front-line managers and teams in Children's Services to ensure the focus is always on achieving better outcomes for children, young people and their families with the provision of the highest possible professional standards of social work.

As such you must hold a Social Work qualification and HCPC registration together with a management qualification and/ or significant management training.

You must have a sound knowledge of Children's legislation, practice and procedure, and safeguarding and regulatory frameworks. You must be adept at partnership working and have a clear commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.

As this a key managerial post you will have highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare complex reports and give presentations.

If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at

Please note
This job is closed for applications.