Area Manager

West Midlands Region
04 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017
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Area Manager - Black Country & Shropshire


37 hours per week Monday - Friday

£38,835 pa with an annual progression up to £43,150pa

Location - Can be negotiated but will need to be accessible to Shropshire, Telford, Black Country & surrounding areas.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. 

This role sits within our Midlands Children and Families area.  You will be joining The Children's Society in Black Country & Shropshire at an exciting time; when the organisation is embarking on a new and ambitious 5 year strategy to disrupt disadvantage faced by vulnerable young people and when we are evolving our services into new geographical areas.  For these reasons, we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled senior manager who has the drive and ambition to successfully mobilise new mental health services and develop existing services.

You will:

  • Represent The Children's Society at a strategic level, in a senior manager role, to drive change for children and young people and to contribute to increased impact and income.
  • Ensure that high quality and innovative work with children and young people shape and contributes to the achievement of The Children's Society’s Strategy.
  • To successfully lead and manage, both strategically and operationally, the development of a new mental health service, in partnership with the NHS, across Shropshire &Telford and further develop an innovative mental health service in Sandwell.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • Substantial experience of managing, developing and evaluating effective and innovative services for vulnerable children and families.
  • Proven ability in leading and developing teams of staff and volunteers. 
  • A professional mental health or psychological wellbeing qualification in work with children and young people.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of the protection of vulnerable people and safe practice.
  • An understanding of managing and leading continuous improvement against the background of innovation and challenge.
  • Understanding of contract management, identifying and delivering success and holding others to account.  

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer. 

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 6th August 2017.

Interviews will be held on 30th August 

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