Social Work Service Manager - Safeguarding Team

Location Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England
Job type Contract
Salary £400 per day
Reference 157300

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Service Manager to work full-time based in Ashton-under-Lyne, within the Safeguarding Team.

The pay rate for this locum Service Manager job is £400 per day and is a 3-month contract.


  • Ensure better outcomes for all through delivery of the aims, objectives and values of the Directorate vision and strategy for children and young people
  • Take day to day responsibility for the management of social care provision to safeguard and provide sound care planning through to permanence
  • Contribute to the wider management of Children’s Services to ensure that they deliver high quality services to meet the needs of service users
  • 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
  • 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
  • Take responsibility for key operational service decisions in line with the agreed scheme of delegation for accountability and decision-making
  • Provide effective leadership and clear direction for staff, within a culture of corporate and co-operative working
  • Ensure that Health & Safety and other risks are appropriately managed

Requirements of the Service Manager:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work and evidence of continuous professional development
  • A management qualification
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Experience working within Children’s services
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework as it applies to children’s social care services
  • A successful track record of managing social work team in a public service organisation
  • Evidence of success as a manager within a performance culture, including business planning, target setting, performance appraisal and the management and motivation of staff groups
  • A track record of working in successful partnerships with a wide range of internal and external bodies
  • Evidence of an understanding of the legal, financial and political workings of local government and current best practice on tackling the many challenges facing a Borough such as Tameside
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with other organisations, elected members, partners, staff and the community, to generate confidence, trust and respect
  • Ability to provide supportive leadership, empowering, enabling, motivating and developing the staff within the integrated service and fostering a positive organisational culture in line with the vision of Tameside
  • A knowledge and clear appreciation of service standards and provision in the public sector
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop staff, and ensure they maintain a culture of change that is team based, performance driven and maintains the motivation of staff
  • Well-developed networking, advocacy, oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage finances efficiently making the most effective use of resources available
  • Good organisational ability and the capability to manage effectively in a pressurised environment, and to reach sound judgements in complex situations
  • An effective leader with a determination to raise standards and achieve improved outcomes
  • An enthusiastic commitment to improving the delivery of service to meet the needs of children, young people and their families
  • A clear and lateral thinker, able to be an effective decision-maker in a complex and challenging environment

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 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.