Job vacancy details
Service Manager – Partnerships
|Employer||Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Education, Social Services and Housing||Reference||DTS0201|
|Published||Tue 12/06/2012 09:24 AM||Closing Date||Fri 06/07/2012 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours||Full-time, 37 hours per week|
|Salary||Grade RGSW10/ SCP 55-59 £47,639 to £52,392 pa||DBS Check||Enhanced|
We’re looking to do no less than improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in Reading!
We are recruiting to a new and exciting post in children’s social care, reporting directly to the Head of Social Care/Assistant Director. We are looking for a dynamic, skilled leader who has excellent organisational and influencing skills.
The post will join 3 other posts together forming the senior team of children’s social care and will manage a range of services, to include the Youth Offending Service, FIP, the lead link to the LSCB and leading on developing our ‘Think Family’ innovations.
You’ll need to be able to demonstrate that you are already offering excellent leadership and excellence in social work and manage a broad range of teams that work with statutory social care cases. You’ll act as the strategic lead for partnerships and play a lead role in developing the future shape of social care including development of wider family services, reviewing critical cases and leading new commissioning opportunities.
So do you have:
• experience in the statutory children’s’ social care environment & are GSCC Registered?
• knowledge of key legislation, policies and issues driving change in the social care sector?
• a proven track record of leading, managing & improving the effectiveness of service delivery to the most vulnerable children?
• experience of leading excellent multi-agency working?
If so, and after reading the Job Description you think you’ve got what we’re asking for, please apply now.For more information, please contact Karen Reeve on 0118 937 416 3 or email
A Criminal Records Disclosure will be sought from the successful candidate.
Closing date: Friday, 6 July 2012 • Interviews: Thursday, 19 July 2012