Service Manager

Social Work Service Manager (Locum)

Position: Social Work Service Manager
Hourly Rate: £53 per hour (umbrella rate)
Type: Locum
Contract Duration: (9 months, fixed term contract) Until March 2025


The Family Support and Protection Service is seeking an experienced and dynamic Service Manager specializing in child protection and care proceedings work. This is a pivotal role where you will be responsible for the operational management of the Family Support and Protection Service, ensuring adherence to Council policies, procedures, and national service standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Service in the development and delivery of the Family Support and Protection Service.
  • Contribute to service and development planning.
  • Lead on thematic areas within the service, providing specialist knowledge and skills in Children in Need (CIN), Child Protection, and care proceedings.
  • Provide operational support to your teams, ensuring quality assurance.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the service in line with Council policies and national standards.
  • Deputize for the Head of Service and represent the service at external meetings.
  • Attend and present at Family Support and Protection Service Management Boards, Local Safeguarding Boards, and other relevant meetings.


Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level and/or professional qualification in Social Work, Education, or a related discipline.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • At least 4 years of post-qualification experience in a Child Protection and Court setting.
  • At least 2 years of post-qualification management experience in a Child Protection and Court setting.
  • Legal right to work in the UK.
  • Social Work England (SWE) registration is essential.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced service manager looking for a rewarding opportunity, we would love to hear from you.


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