Service Unit Manager

Location Tameside, Greater Manchester
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £300.00 per day
Contact Billy Holland
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Reference HQ00099100_1573203783

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Service Unit manager to work full-time based in Tameside.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's' services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is to be confirmed (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Duties of the Service Manager:

  • To ensure better outcomes for all through delivery of the aims, objectives and values of the Directorate vision and strategy for children and young people.

  • To take day to day responsibility for the management of social care provision to safeguard and provide sound care planning through to permanence.

  • To contribute to the wider management of Children's Services to ensure that they deliver high quality services to meet the needs of service users.

  • To support the development and improvement of the service in line with agreed delivery plans, and in the context of the involvement of partner agencies and closer joint working at team, individual and service level.

  • To take a leadership role in the operational delivery of social work services to children and families and ensure that those services consistently meet high standards and are properly integrated and coordinated.


  • Operate an effective and successful performance management system to manage team and individual performance against key indicators including the management of appropriate actions to address under-performance and enhance positive outcomes.

  • Under the direction of the Head of Service ensure that services are commissioned, planned and provided within a clear outcomes framework and in a way that demonstrates best value, with increasing use of evidence-based approaches in all aspects of the service's operations.

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of a service improvement programme in order to generate efficiencies and achieve enhanced outcomes for children.

  • Promote effective internal and external partnerships to ensure greater integration of services and to deliver agreed objectives, through joint review, planning, commissioning and development work.

  • Ensure the views, wishes and feelings of children and young people, and those of their parents and carers, are evident and fully realised in all aspects of service operation, and that such views are taken account of in the review, planning, development and delivery of services.

Requirements of the Service Manager:

  • HCPC registration as a social worker

  • Clean driving licence and access to own vehicle

  • 5+ years' experience within child protection

  • The commitment to join a newly developed team

  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure

  • The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of managing services including MASH, Duty and Assessment as well as Safeguarding. The role involves the management oversight of in all areas of cases including CIN, CP, PLO and court proceedings.


This Social Worker 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.