Service Manager - Leaving Care Team

Location Northamptonshire
Job type Permanent
Salary £50795.00 - £62474.00 per annum
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Reference HQ00110389_1599152086

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Service Manager to fill a full-time role within a Children's Services based in Northamptonshire, as part of the Leaving Care Team.

The salary for this permanent Service Manager job is £50,795 to £62,474 per annum.


A large and busy team, the Children in Care service works collaboratively to provide oversight for all children in care in Northamptonshire.

This includes asylum-seeking children, children subject to legal proceedings where their permanency plan is being determined, and children with a plan to remain in long term care.


  • A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work).
  • Registered on Social Work England.
  • Management experience is essential.
  • Have a sound understanding and ability in relation to effective management practices, particularly as they relate to service planning and performance management and development of services and staff
  • Have a strong background in the provision of Children in Care, along with the motivation and drive for self-development together with the ability to develop others


  • The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rises with service) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
  • Subsidised pension scheme
  • Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
  • Employee discount schemes
  • Lease car scheme
  • An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
  • There is free parking at Delapre Golf Centre for the Criminal Justice Centre and Parking in areas of Northampton is from £4.00 per day.


This Service Manager job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; 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.