Head of Service - Children in Care Commissioning Team

Location Stroud
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Reference 167784

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Head of Service to fill a full-time role based in Stroud, within the Children in Care Commissioning Team.

The pay rate for this locum Head of Service job is negotiable and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Lead on the following areas; placements, including in house and commissioned provision; external framework development and management; block contracts
  • Work with colleague Heads of Service across Early Help, Health, Youth and Children’s Social Care in order to provide a holistic commissioning service and improve outcomes for our children and young people

Requirements of the Head of Service:

  • A qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England; or hold another relevant qualification to the role
  • Have significant experience of statutory children’s services including Safeguarding and/or Corporate Parenting
  • Be an existing Head of Service or a Service Manager looking for a more senior role
  • Have experience of working with commissioned services and the development of new and innovative programmes
  • A desire to develop those skills further

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Head of Service job is advertised by Billy Holland; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.