The Leaving Care and Asylum Service is countywide having two office sites in the Warwick and Bedworth districts of the county. The Service aims to support young people and care leavers in achieving the best possible outcomes. It benefits from having a stable and committed staff group whose work is underpinned by legislation and guidance and a comprehensive improvement plan that draws upon multidisciplinary working.
37.0 Hours per Week
The role is to show leadership to the Service ensuring that statutory requirements are met and that improved outcomes are achieved for young people. The operations manager will need to be visible across the whole service and be involved in a range of strategic service developments for these groups of young people. It will require the day to day management of the Service and investment in staff development ensuring that a consistent service is delivered across the county from a skilled and committed staff group.
The selection process will include a presentation to a group of young people.
Knowledge of relevant Child Care and Leaving Care legislation and guidance.
Ability to show leadership, direction and make informed decisions.
Ability to be organised and prioritise - to readily produce information and reports.
Partnership working skills and ability to negotiate.
Ability to manage change, to introduce new ideas and work effectively through and with the staff group and others.
Flexible approach to work and confidence to delegate, monitor and review activity.
Additional Information & How to Apply
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information about the role please contact Brenda Vincent - Service Manager - Central on (01926) 413867 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.
Closing Date - 21st April
Interviews - 8th MaySupporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification