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Children's Services Manager

Rochdale, Greater Manchester
£33,591 - £46,189 (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022
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Children's Services Manager (10987)

Location: Rochdale Project

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37

Salary: £33,591 - £46,189 (Full Time Equivalent)

Closing Date: 25 January 2022

Interview Date: 3 February 2022

Do you want to be part of a new keyworker initiative with the potential to transform families' lives and influence change within services and systems in Greater Manchester?

Barnardo's is looking to recruit highly skilled and experienced Children's Service Manager to lead the Greater Manchester Keyworker service for children and young people, up to 25 years old, with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism their families through the NHS England's Learning Disability & Autism Programme.

This role requires a highly motivated and skilled manager with excellent leadership qualities able to establish and develop a new service working within all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. You will create and support 5 teams to confidently deliver support within the family home, foster care placement or inpatient setting to avoid where possible the need for a tier 4 placement. You will work in partnership at all levels to achieve the best outcomes and respectfully address at a strategic level any barriers to successful outcomes for families.

Have you:

  • Significant experience in managing teams supporting children with Autism Spectrum Condition and Learning Disabilities and their families
  • Contract management experience demonstrating impact and outcomes achieved
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships at a strategic level
  • Experience in developing new work to a high standard through service planning, quality assurance and co-production
  • Detailed knowledge of education, health and social care systems, legislation and frameworks in relation to children with Individual needs  

If you have the drive, passion and experience for this exciting new role then we are interested in your application.  Please ensure you read the additional information attached to the generic job description as shortlisting will be undertaken in the context of this.

Within Barnardo's the job title for this role Project Worker 2, this will appear on the job description.

The successful candidate must be able to drive and have access to their own car as this is essential for service delivery.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Elaine Woodward- 01706 769634.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values


Children's Services Manager - Job Description & Person Profile.pdf (92.63 KB)

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Updated Version July 2021.pdf (101.44 KB)

Additional information to be read prior to application-Children's Services Manager.pdf (1.07 MB)

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