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Service Manager - Safeguarding and Support

  • Job reference: SM120221
  • Location: Haringey, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description: Service Manager - Safeguarding and Support
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Service Manager for Children's services with Haringey Council on a permanent basis. Post holder must be an experienced Service Manager with experience in safeguarding and support.

Requirements & Responsibilities
*A minimum 5 years post qualification experience in children's services with evidence of practice in safeguarding and child protection
*Experience of leading, managing, supervising and coaching staff within children's social care team
*Experience of managing complex workloads, setting clear priorities, objectives and standards within a business planning framework
*Able to attract, develop and retain a highly motivated and professional workforce and to deal swiftly and competently with poor performance and unprofessional conduct
*Able to think creatively and develop innovative solutions
*Able to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment
*Well developed written, oral and presentation skills
*Experience of working in an urban, multi-ethnic community
*Experience of effective partnership and inter agency work
*A passion to lead and motivate staff to demonstrate best practice

About Haringey
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow's leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we are a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
The Safeguarding & Support Service invites applications from qualified and child-focused service managers. The service plays a vital role in continuing the child's journey when cases are transferred from the Assessment Service and where longer-term involvement is needed.
We are a busy and supportive service working with children and young people subject to child protection and children in need plans including Public Law Outline pre-proceedings work, as well as initiating care proceedings.