Service Delivery Manager: Children In Care & Care Leavers

Telford, Shropshire
£53,322 to £56,208
03 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for a creative and pro-active leader who can confidently challenge and initiate policy change, in addition to ensuring there is a service specific Quality Assurance Framework and programme of audit and Quality assurance in place within the Service.

This is a key position reporting to the Assistant Director for Children’s Safeguarding & Family Support, responsible for driving forward the Council’s Children In Care & Care Leavers service.

This is both a tactical and strategic role, bearing the responsibility of managing the delivery of high quality, inclusive services for vulnerable children and young people on a day to day basis, as well as planning and implementing a programme of improvement work to meet the demands of the three year Ofsted Inspection cycle.

Priority areas include being the strategic lead for both Children in Care, Care Leavers in Telford & Wrekin, and the Social Care Corporate Parenting lead and for ensuring there is an excellent offer in place for children in Local Authority care with a focus on permanency planning driving forward high quality chid centred care planning and avoiding drift.

You must be an authentic leader demonstrating the values of the organisation in everything that you do, motivating your team to focus on providing services that maximise outcomes.

The team has excellent relationships with external agencies but your ability to communicate with and establish your credibility with these agencies is crucial as you will work closely with them across the breadth of the role.

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If you think you can meet the challenge and would like to find out more about this role, please contact Jo Britton, Assistant Director for Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support on 01952 385008.

For further information on the role, please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.

To Apply

Applicants should review the supporting documentation and complete the application form available via the WM Jobs Portal.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th September 2019.

Interview and selection activities will take place on 11th October 2019.