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Children's Services Manager - EXPIRED

Job Title Children's Services Manager - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Redbridge
Salary £38,768 - 48,038 per year
Job Published 20 Jan 2016
REF J53301PA
Contact Name Penny Antoniou
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Children’s Services Manager


£38,768 - £48,038

Fixed term until March 2018

TPP’s client, a leading children’s charity is seeking an experienced Service Manager to lead their Care Leaver service in Redbridge.

Our client is a nationwide charity which offers a wide range of different services to support children and young people. They ensure their values and ethos is at the heart of all they do. The service in Redbridge is an 18+ leaving care service, it provides advice and support to Redbridge care leavers aged 18-21, up to 25 if still in education.

The team consists of the Children’s Services Manager, 2 Team Managers and 6 Personal Advisers who together, work with about 150 care leavers. The offices for this service is well equipped with a kitchen and comfortable seating area where young people can come and meet their PA’s and join in group activities.

The Children’s Services Manager will be responsible for overall delivery of the service by leading and managing the staff, influence and challenge actual and potential commissioners in order to meet the best outcomes for the young people along with collaborating with the Assistant Director to maintain and develop relationships internally and externally. You will also be the lead for safeguarding and handle all and any representation or complaints. There are 5 key areas of activity you will be overly responsible for with input from colleagues and other departments; Quality of Practice, Business Development, People and Learning, Service Quality, Effectiveness and Risk Management and Equality & Diversity.

To be considered for this role you will need to have a relevant Social Work qualification, experience of working with looked after children and/ or care leavers in a statutory context. You will also have the ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships to improve the effectiveness of services to care leavers. Priory experience of working in partnership with another organisation is also key and the ability to embed service level protocols and services. It is also essential that you have experience of working with young people aged 16+ and supporting them through their transition to adult life.

This is an exciting opportunity if you are seeking a new role in the charity sector but looking to implement your statutory experience into a service that will surely produce fantastic outcomes for its young people.

To apply simply send your CV to quoting reference number J53301PA.

Ref: EXPIRED - J53301PA | Published: 20th Jan 2016