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Service Manager - Children and Families - WMF1205e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Grade 18 £62,273 - £65,017
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Are you looking for an exciting new career step? 

Can you provide exceptional leadership? 

Westmorland and Furness Council are looking to recruit a Service Manager for our Support and Protect Teams. We are looking for someone motivated, engaging, and innovative who can join us and provide leadership and management to our teams across the Barrow-in-Furness area of Westmorland and Furness.    

The Role

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced permanent Service Manager to lead and manage our Support & Protect Teams.

We are looking for someone who is a proven manager, who can motivate the teams and ensure effective service delivery; the right candidate will have significant experience of complex work with Children and Young People and will be able to effectively work with partners and the wider services to deliver high-quality care and services across Westmorland and Furness.    

Who we are looking for.

You will have a degree in social work and be an expert in this field, able to deliver expert advice to senior colleagues across the organisation. You will also have significant experience of managing a number of teams, or a large team, and monitoring budgets and resources.  

You will need to be innovative and creative in your approach and be able to work collaboratively with partners, to ensure the service meets the needs of each child. We have a strong ethos of care, compassion and high aspirations for both our children and families, and our staff.  If you have a passion for supporting children and are confident in challenging and celebrating practise to secure best outcomes for children, then we would love to hear from you.

We are a modern and flexible employer, and we work to ensure our teams are supported, skilled, and valued. If you are looking to join a dedicated and driven service, then apply today!  

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, and you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children in Westmorland and Furness, then please apply today. 

If you are interested in what you have read and would like to have an informal discussion, please contact

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A 12-month digital trial (from 1 June 2024) of a new scheme that allows free workplace car parking for employees in all Westmorland and Furness Council owned car parks between Monday to Friday.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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