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Children's Services Manager

Children's Services Manager

  • Location:

    Brentford, London

  • Sector:

    Youth Work

  • Contract type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £33591.00 - £44394.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Hannington

  • Contact email:

    ss.perm@tpp.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J71398_1564660491

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-31

  • Start date:

    ASAP

TPP are recruiting for an Established Children's Charity. They are looking for a Children's services Manager.

This role requires someone with determination, and motivation to be successful in this key position.

You'll need the understanding, values and skills to be able to place young people with care experience at the centre of everything. But you'll also be excellent at partnership working in order to involve other vital agencies to explore and support innovative improvements that can last. And you'll be a dynamic and creative leader who will manage a team that will grow as needed to drive this programme forward.

You will be responsible for typically up to circa 8 direct reports and all staff and workers in a designated Service or cluster of services/projects. Shared responsibility for the proper engagement and support of Volunteers
associated with the Services

Job purpose
* Leading and managing a Service(s) to ensure a positive impact on children, young people and families through the effective and efficient delivery of Children's Service activities and practices.
* To influence and challenge actual and potential Commissioners, partners in practice, and other stakeholders, in order to maintain and develop

Some orf the key responsibilities

Leads and manages all staff and workers in order to build and maintain a capable and motivated team.

Completes all required people management procedures and routines for all staff in compliance to the Policies and procedures throughout the employee lifecycle.

Proactively leads and manages Contract provision, working closely with internal and external stakeholders as necessary, to ensure that progress on delivery and specified targets is monitored and reported regularly,
and that any issues are addressed and resolved to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

If this role sounds of interest please get in touch for more information.

Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Children's Services for the Locality to maintain and develop relationships with local commissioning bodies, and key stakeholders, in order to increase the Services reach
and scope and to influence best practice in the field

Key activities
Ensures regular supervision of practitioners, either directly and/or through direct reports assess the quality of practice and the impact made on children, young people and/or families

Works with the business development unit to provide input, expertise and knowledge to winning work and maintaining existing contracts

Keeps up to date with developments in social care, education, health and other relevant legislation; disseminates information to staff and encourages continuing professional and career development in staff

Active engagement in all management planning and monitoring processes so that Performance Management and Management Reporting and Information is up to date and meaningful

Plans and monitors the budget for the Service, exercising good cost management and appropriate financial control to maintain efficiency and effectiveness