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Group Manager Children Fieldwork Services Southend On Sea Coun

  • Job reference: JN SEOS GM
  • Location: Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
Job description: Southend on Sea are looking to recruit a Group Manager with experience in Children Local Authority Services to work on an interim contract until Feb 2019.


Role Profile.

To lead and co-ordinate the quality and assurance of practice standards within Specialist Services and contribute to the Departmental wide quality assurance monitoring and standard setting.
To manage staff with specific child protection and safeguarding roles, linking to all other management groups and the Local Safeguarding Children's Board.
To contribute to the development of multi-professional working practices within the Department, maintain professional networks and effective information sharing systems.

Key Responsibilities.

*To ensure services managed by this post provide a high quality service, meeting all statutory and good practice requirements.

*To ensure effective operational management of a diverse range of field social work/multi-professional teams.


*To lead, manage, motivate and review the performance of allocated teams. Ensuring that staff supervision and appraisal is undertaken, identifying skills gaps or training needs, that can addressed either in house or via external training.

*To analyse and define the response of the Local Authority, through strategic planning, to key central government initiatives.

*To establish policy, procedures and practice required to implement central government regulation.

*To ensure that the Council's duties under the relevant legislation are discharged in accordance with the Council's policy.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.



Working with Service Care Solutions offers many benefits including:
*A specialist consultant within an experienced Social Work recruitment team
*Consistently excellent rates of pay
*An extensive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
*Payroll service twice a week
*An extensive and exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
*Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
*Payroll service twice a week
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Loyalty schemes / bonuses
*Disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.


If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call me or drop me a message via this advert and I will call you back.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.