Service Manager - Centre for Professional Practice

Expiring today

Corbyn Road, Dudley, West Midlands
£52068 to £55569 per annum
14 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Dudley Children’s Services are continuing to make positive progress as we move forward on our improvement journey. Dudley’s ambition is to shape futures by working in partnership with children and families, utilising Restorative Practice and drawing on the strengths of children and families to build effective and lasting relationships.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and further improve Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice ( our innovative and highly valued learning and development hub.

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary:  Grade 14

We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Service Manager to lead and further improve Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice. You will also lead and implement Dudley’s Quality Assurance & Learning Framework. This is your opportunity to bring to Dudley significant expertise and implement fresh and creative new ideas for children and young people’s social care. You will have a strong focus on outcomes and evidenced based practice.

You will be the Lead for the Centre for Professional Practice and provide practice leadership and a voice for social Work across Children Services. You will champion social work, its values and the importance of the profession. Under the overall direction of the Head of Children’s Safeguarding, Practice and Quality Assurance, the role will fulfil the principle Social Worker duty to deliver both the quality assurance functions and the learning and development offer. You will play a key role in establishing a stable and high performing workforce.

It is vital that the successful candidate will possess significant experience within the children’s social care arena and be well able to provide strong leadership, operational management and strategic direction.

You will be registered or eligible to be registered, on the SWE register for qualified social workers.

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

For enquiries in relation to this vacancy please contact Jazmine Walker, Acting Head of Children’s Safeguarding, Practice and Quality Assurance on 01384 813376, or email:

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Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification
Service Manager CPP JD PS Oct v2 2020.pdf

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