Service Manager - Children With Disabilities

Location North West England, England
Job type Contract
Salary To Be Confirmed
Reference HQ00104802_1584110927

Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Service Manager to fill a full-time role within a Children's Services based in North England.

The pay rate for this locum Service Manager job is to be confirmed per day and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • To ensure that assessments, plans, interventions and reviews (APIR) processes are timely, well planned, child focused and follow the appropriate statutory and decision-making framework.

  • Investigate and make recommendations to senior management concerning matters of staff conduct and professional responsibilities.

  • Provide direct line management and have supervisory responsibility to up to 8 front line managers and promote their professional development.

  • Promote participation and the child's voice as part of your leadership of the CCHDT & Residential Respite service putting child focussed decision making at the centre of your practice.

  • Build and sustain effective working partnerships across statutory services and the VCS to promote joined up, and effective responses to children and families.

  • You will be jointly responsible for the recruitment and selection of the workforce required to effectively run this service area ensuring that safe and appropriate recruitment processes are followed.

  • Provide strong leadership to the service area working alongside your colleagues to develop effective communication and to ensure continued service development.

  • Ensure that the service area is subject to effective financial management and works to a budget.

  • Operate to meet local and national targets, performance managing a service area, ensuring continual progress and improvement.

  • Address poor performance in an effective and supportive way to ensure that outcomes are achieved for children and young people.

  • Exercise a high degree of professional judgement within Council guidelines and will be expected to be self-reliant on a day to day basis.

  • Provide regular high-quality formal supervision to their managers.

  • Ensure requirements of Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act are met.

Relevant qualifications:

  • Professional qualification such as DIPSW, CQSW or equivalent.

  • Additional management training or qualification such as DMS, NVQ5 in management is desirable.

Relevant experience:

  • Must have recent relevant statutory experience of managing regulated resources for children and young people.

  • Be able to demonstrate great interpersonal skills combined with excellent leadership and management capacity, with a passion to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.


This Service Manager 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.