Group Manager - Family Solutions Service

Location Rochester
Job type Permanent
Salary £48,000 - 62,861 per year
Contact Charlie Reeve
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Reference HQ00120331

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Rochester for a Social Work Group Manager to work within the Family Solutions Service.

The salary for this permanent Group Manager job is £48,000 - £62,861 per annum.


  • Provide leadership and work across the service to deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and families across Medway

  • Engage key partners and stakeholders across Medway in delivering a range of targeted help, family support and effective interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future

  • Lead, manage and motivate staff, ensuring high-quality professional supervision and performance development plans are completed which enhance individuals personal and professional development needs and contribute towards staff retention

  • Deputise and support the Head of Service and cover for other Group Managers as and when required

  • Actively promote the Council's Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and observe the standard of conduct that prevents discrimination from taking place

  • Manage his/her own time effectively working directly with a broad range of partner agencies and other departments in Children's Services using his/her own initiative to ensure procedures are followed and targets are met

  • Direct line management responsibility for 4 x Area Based Hub Managers, 2 x Practice Development Team Managers and 1 x Senior Administrator

  • Liaise with all stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation, including working with Police, YOT, Youth Service, Education services, Health, Schools and other professionals both within and outside of the team, young people and their families

  • Be responsible for the successful management of Medway Family Solutions provides early targeted intervention by working holistically with families with multiple and complex needs to enable them to make changes and improvements to their lives

  • Be responsible for the successful management of a delegated budget and delivering services in line with the agreed budget

  • Managing a team of staff working with high-risk young people and their families/carers and some of this work may involve conducting home visits where necessary and dealing with challenging behaviour

Requirements of the Group Manager:

  • Qualified Social Worker with post-qualifying training

  • Registered on Social Work England

  • Management experience

  • Fully understand and be aware of the commitment to Section 17 of the duty of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder

  • Demonstrable post qualification experience of working with children and families

  • Proven experience in performance management

  • Knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children in a statutory setting

  • An understanding of Early Years (and School readiness agenda)

  • Demonstrable ability to build sound, productive working relationships with colleagues, partners and employees

  • Proven experience of successful budget management

  • Car driver and daily use of a car for business purposes

  • Enhanced DBS check


This Group Manager job is advertised by Charlie Reeve; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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