Service Manager

Recruiter
Cornwall Council
Location
South West England
Salary
42622.00 - 51130.00 GBP Annual
Posted
03 Apr 2019
Closes
01 May 2019
Job Type
Contract

Social Work - Make a Real Difference to the Lives of Children in Cornwall

As a result of internal promotions, exciting opportunities have arisen in East and Mid Cornwall for the posts of Service Managers. We are looking for talented and aspiring leaders to join us in Cornwall and help us continue in our journey as one of the leading authorities in the Country. We see the Service Manager role as an exciting career move in its own right but also, for those who aspire to a senior leadership role in future, an important career step.

The role combines strategic and operational responsibilities. As a starting point, you will have direct management responsibility for the quality and impact of practice in the area through direct line management of Team Managers. You will have the opportunity to improve outcomes for children and young people by taking a strategic lead for specific aspects of practice, such as improving the quality and effectiveness of practice for children going missing and at risk of or experiencing exploitation.

You will have full authority to deputise for the Head of Service in their absence, including representing the Service at Senior Leadership Team meetings. We see this as a challenging role, but also an extremely fulfilling one where you can have a real impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Cornwall.

This is an exciting time to join Cornwall Council. In 2018 we had a successful Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI), building on our achievements from our 2016 Single Inspection Framework (SIF). You will need to demonstrate how you share our passion and commitment to make a difference to children in Cornwall. We believe in humane, relationship-based social work practice with children and families and are looking for social work leaders who share these values and can translate this into positive outcomes for children in Cornwall.