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Service Manager - Families First South

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
16/05/2021 23:59
Grade 16, £48,689 - £52, 379 per annum.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
An approved location. However, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location, as required.
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 May

Further information

Children and Young People's Service
Children's Social Care

Post: Service Manager - Families First South
Salary: Grade 16, £48,689 - £52, 379 per annum.

There is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership team in Durham’s Children’s Social Care Service following the creation of this new post.

Durham is committed to ensuring that every child and family receives a high-quality social work service which is child and outcome focused. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated social work professional who is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable leader, to join the team and drive forward our vision. We are currently embedding the Signs of Safety social work practice model across the whole service and are committed to practice which is strengths based and focused on developing high quality relationships with children and families.

We are looking to recruit a Service Manager with responsibility for our Families First Service in the South of the county including First Contact and MASH. Responsibilities include leadership and management of several social work teams who work with children and families in need of help and protection. Teams are responsible for many aspects of social work practice with children and families including assessment and planning; working with children within the child protection process and those subject to care proceedings. The role includes responsibility for a range of service wide cross cutting themes which include assisting with the ongoing strategic development of the MASH and First Contact from a strong base, supporting and improving partnership working and thresholds, and driving forward improvement activity to ensure that all children receive an excellent service.

If you are interested in this role and would like to discuss it further please contact Bernadette Toomey, Strategic Manager on 03000 268 344.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th May 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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