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Senior Manager - Childrens Service

  • Job reference: CCCHSRAND
  • Location: Workington, Cumbria
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Senior Manager (Head of service)
Cumbria Childrens Services - Workington/whitehaven
£500+ per day
Long Term Contract

The Senior Manager (Head of Service) will be responsible for the effective delivery of specialist children and young people's services in a specific area and take a strategic and countywide lead on key areas.

1. To ensure that all teams deliver consistent, high quality services for children.
2. Management oversight of complex and high risk work with children.
3. To be responsible for the delegated budget for the area; staffing and children.
4. To work positively with partners to promote a whole system approach to meeting the needs of children and young people.
5. To lead strategic responsibilities on behalf of the directorate across the county and ensuing a consistent strategic approach to service delivery.
6. To develop effective partnership arrangements for early help.
7. To develop multi-agency systems approach, response and monitoring and work with partners to develop services and joint service delivery.
8. To ensure the use of performance management and audit to improve the quality of the service.

*Social work qualification at Honours Degree level or equivalent.
*Extensive experience of working in services for children with acute need.
*Extensive experience of managing teams and budgets.
*Extensive experience of working and influencing partners.

If you are interested in any of the above roles, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email