Service Manager (Care Leaver Team)

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£46,845 - £48,636
21 Jun 2021
27 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are on an ambitious journey and looking for a passionate and committed Service Manager to lead and manage our Care Leaver service, to actively promote and contribute to the continual development of the Care Leaver Service.

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our young people. We know we have challenging times ahead, so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.

Come and join our team in this exciting opportunity to lead on the development of our offer to care leavers. Our vision is to grow a personal and professional commitment from the Council, our partners and the community, to be the best corporate parents for our young people. We have a journey ahead of us, and we want you to be part of this, to make a difference to the lives of all care leavers. Working with our care leavers will be right at the heart of what we do.

Within Family Support and Child Protection we want to make sure that we make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will lead your teams to deliver a service where children feel safe, are consulted about their concerns, are listened to and responded to with appropriate actions.

Developing critical partnerships across the Council and with key partners, e.g. health, schools and the police, to deliver seamless services across boundaries taking a whole system approach is key to this job.

Reporting to the Head of Service, you will be responsible for oversight and management of 3 Team Leaders, who manage the Personal Advisors and a Careers Advisor.

This exciting opportunity will benefit from the leadership of a creative thinker who is able to work with partners to deliver services to care leavers and co-produce access to services for young adults needing support.

We are also looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record in managing employees, budgets and performance. You will have a strong understanding of what best practice looks like and be passionate about inspiring and improving children’s lives, as well as the continuous professional development of practitioners. We are pioneering a Restorative Practice approach to our work which involves innovation and locality working with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach.   A creative and flexible approach to work and the drive and motivation to improve our services are key.  

In return we will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a range of comprehensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. 

You must hold a Social Work England (SWE) recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with SWE.

In order to be shortlisted for this job you need to meet the person checklist criteria as outlined on the Job Profile. 

Closing date  

27 June 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Important Information JP Service Manager.pdf – 143KB