service manager -children's services in barrow-in-furness

16 April 2019
hayley watson, randstad care
job type
£ 350 - £ 500 per day, flexible working, condensed hours
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barrow-in-furness, north west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 350 - £ 500 per day, flexible working, condensed hours
reference number
hayley watson, randstad care
0191 233 1381
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job description

Are you an experienced Service Manager within Children's Social Services, passionate about ensuring the families you work with receive the help they need? If so, Cumbria County Council are looking for a Service Manager to cover the Support and Protection Teams Covering the Barrrow and Furness and Kendal areas.

The contract is initially 6 months however, may be extended.

If you are a Service Manager looking for your next Challenge, we'd love to hear from you!

You will be working within a supportive team with a committed leadership team which is focused on improving the outcomes of families across South Cumbria.

As a Service Manager for the Assessment Service, you will be responsible for the day to day management of Team Managers, Social Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers.

This is a full time role working 5 days per week.

The successful candidate can expect attractive pay rates of £350-£500 per day.

Benefits of working for Randstad as a Service Manager:

* Social Work recruitment specialists with over 15 years experience providing staff to social services across the North East and Cumbria.
* An unlimited referrals incentive, giving you a £300 voucher for anyone you refer to us
* A full range of Free training available
* Support and training to support your HCPC re validation
* One committed and dedicated point of contact

As a Service Manager you will be responsible for:

* Reporting directly to the Director of Social Care, As a Service Manager you would Responsible of managing several Child protection Teams within the authority. This would involve the day to day management of Team Managers and Social Workers both experienced and Newly Qualified who have responsibility of a caseload of children's safeguarding including, child protection, child in need and looked after children within the Initial Response Service.

* To be responsible for the decision making ensuring that there is a framework for reviewing compliance with the plans made.

* To challenge service decisions where necessary to fulfil an agreed care plan and to use statutory powers to escalate to senior management and external bodies where appropriate.

* As a Service Manager you would deliver Service Improvements and lead significant change across statutory social care services. As part of your role you would need to engage the workforce and key partners and be a self motivated leader who understands the authority requirements.

* Setting high standards is key and must deliver excellent practice, motivating all staff to do the same.

The minimum requirements for this role are:

-HCPC Qualification

-Social Work Qualification

-Experienced at a Senior Manager level within Children's Services

Randstad Care is a specialist Social Work recruitment agency. Our specialist consultants work with Local Authorities, NHS, and Private and Voluntary organisations across the UK. Whether you are looking for an interim post close to home, or nationally, we are able to assist you with a dedicated point of contact to provide support and guidance.

Do you know any Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Managers or Senior Managers looking for a new role? If so, We offer a fantastic refer a friend scheme, where you could receive £300 in vouchers for every referral!

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss any of the other opportunities we have then please contact Hayley on 0191 2331381, or click Apply below.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations,be person centred,can work as an individual or part of a team,caring,competent at dealing with all stakeholders,critical thinking,emotional intelligence,empathy,handling medication,non-judgemental,oral communication,organisational,passionate,patience,report writing (incident logs and daily plans etc),resilient,show initiative,time management,tolerance,understanding,work well under pressure,written communication



educational requirements

BA in social work,Degree in health and social care