Service Manager - Families First North

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/12/2021 23:59
Grade 16, £48,689 - £52, 379 per annum.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location. However, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location, as required.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
9 Dec
Further Information

Children and Young People's Service
Children's Social Care
Post: Service Manager - Families First North
Salary: Grade 16, £48,689 - £52, 379 per annum.

Here in Durham, we are dedicated to ensuring that every child and family receives a high-quality social work service and continually look for ways to improve our offer.

One of our biggest commitments across the whole service is embedding the Signs of Safety model, this is a key priority for us and we acknowledge that we will need the dedication and enthusiasm of every member of our team to make it happen.

We recognise the critical role we play for children and families in the County and strive to deliver a service that brings positive and timely outcomes for all, we also recognise that we can only do that with great people.

The role:
This is crucial role within the service so we are looking for someone who can bring experience, dedication and passion to ensure the welfare and safety of children and young people is prioritised.

As a Service Manager your main remit will be our Families First provision in the North of the county including our Children with Disabilities service. You will provide direction and support to a team of front-line managers and practitioners ensuring effective delivery of social work services.

You will closely with the Strategic Manager to ensure operational teams are delivering high quality effective services, this will include implementation of the new service offer for children and young people with disabilities, supporting the delivery of the SEND agenda within children’s social care and driving forward improvement activity.

Skills and experience
This is an extremely varied role requiring a broad range of skills including:
• Effective decision making
• Influencing
• Problem Solving
• Partnership working
• Collaborating

Your expertise should come with a recognised Social Work qualification and current Social Work England Registration, in addition, a management qualification to level 5 or equivalent would be desirable.

If you think this could be the job for you, we would love to hear from you, if however, you feel you would benefit from an informal chat before making an application, please contact Jane Ayres, Strategic Manager on 03000 265 971.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.