Service Manager - Care Management

Corbyn Road, Dudley, West Midlands
£52068 to £55569 per annum
29 Jan 2021
27 Feb 2021
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As Director of Children’s Services, I am passionate and care about the rights and needs of all children and young people. Enabling and supporting children and young people to aspire, achieve and believe in themselves, regardless of the adversity they may have faced is the ultimate ambition and outcome I want for them. To achieve this outcome, I am equally passionate on improving services for Dudley Children and Young people. It is clear there is a real commitment from politicians, partners and staff to making a real difference to ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do. Dudley Council is committed to protecting vulnerable children and families in need of support and protection.

Catherine Driscoll, Director of Children’s Service

Dudley MBC has a strong commitment to achieving excellent outcomes for Care Management, 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

Location: Corbyn Road, Russell's Hall Estate, Dudley

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

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.

You will need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England.

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

For an informal discussion please contact

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

Interviews for this post will be held on 5th March 2021.

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The council has a contractual 3 days mandatory unpaid leave which, for the majority of services, are fixed at the Christmas period.  This represents a pay deduction of 1.15% in return for which employees are afforded three days unpaid leave (pro-rata for part time staff).


Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification
Benefits List - Good Work Plan Apr 20 (002).pdf

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