Service Manager Child in Need / Child Protection
We are looking for an experienced leader and manager for our Child in Need and Child Protection Service in Crewe who can help us to deliver our vision for children, young people and their families.
We want Cheshire East to be a great place to be young where all children are well supported to maximise their life chances; a place where they can thrive in our care, are safe from any harm or abuse, have access to outstanding education and feel prepared for adulthood.
The successful candidate will be someone who can ensure that services provided to children and young people are of a high quality, cost effective and meet or exceed national standards and frameworks where applicable, including children and young people with disabilities and complex needs.
You will need to be a qualified and HCPC registered social worker with extensive experience of safeguarding children, permanency planning and Court work, and be a confident decision maker who can provide leadership, support and professional development to each of the five team managers and their social workers.
You will also need a proven track record of working alongside key partner agencies, be comfortable in handling performance management data and challenge, and have innovative ideas for service delivery and improvement.
Above all else, we are looking for someone with passion and resilience who is only interested in achieving the best possible outcomes for children who are at risk.