Service Manager - Adoption and Fostering

Mary Steven's Park, Stourbridge
£48,705 to £51,981
05 Jul 2017
03 Oct 2017
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Dudley MBC has a strong commitment to achieving excellent outcomes for Children in Care and Care Leavers, we are seeking to appoint experienced managers to lead in the delivery of high quality services to our children, young people and families.

 Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 14 (£48,705 - £51,981)

Location:  Mary Steven's Park, Stourbridge

You will be expected as part of the senior management leadership team to drive and contribute to the strategic direction for Children’s Social Services. You must have experience of operational management within a children and families social work setting and able to engage effectively with our communities and staff.

You will have an understanding of the implications of the changing legislative and policy framework for Children’s Services and as an innovative leader you will be able to build strong cohesive partnerships and achieve positive improvements to the lives of vulnerable children and their families.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Dudley as part of it’s journey through organisational change.

You will need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check

NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy. If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the HR Resourcing Team on 01384 811300 (option 2 for Directorates, followed by option 1 for Resourcing) or via e-mail to:  Online facilities to apply for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

For an informal discussion please contact Iona Payne, Head of Service for Children in Care on 01384 815803 or via email:

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