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Adolescent Service Manager

Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton, East Sussex
£50,635 - £55,520
Closing date
29 May 2022
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Adolescent Service Manager


£50,635 - £55,520

Job introduction

The role of Adolescent Service Manager is to lead a multi-agency team of practitioners to deliver a high-quality service to complex adolescents. You will be one of a team of 5 Adolescent Service Managers, each responsible for specific areas of expertise, whilst working closely together to best meet the needs of this cohort.

There are currently two Adolescent Service Manager vacancies available. One has the lead for Adolescent Health within the service, and is therefore responsibility for the children and young people substance misuse services, sexual health and a small CAMHS team. This post will lead on substance use, sexual health and mental health agenda within the service. The second, a new position, will lead on the Extended Adolescent Team (EAS). EAS is a team aimed at children and young people at risk of exploitation or at risk of care, supporting young people in a flexible child centred way.  You will also be responsible for the further developing the contextual safeguarding practices in the service and the procedures around missing children. We have recruited to one of the post and will be looking to recruit to the second through this process. The decision around who best fits which role will be made after recruitment, in consultation with the successful candidates.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Service Manager to our Adolescent Service, who will be part of a team of four Service Managers, all with different Specialisms, working together to provide an integrated offer to a cohort of adolescents with complex needs. The needs of this cohort include substance misuse, exploitation, edge of care, youth offending, mental and sexual health.

You must be an experienced social work manager with children's safeguarding and care expertise and knowledge including relevant child care regulations and guidance. You will need an in depth understanding of the needs of complex adolescents and well developed partnership skills.

You will need to have proven management skills and experience in child care legislation.

For more information about the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us and for how we can support you during the application process, read this: Supporting your application

For further information on this role, please contact Tania Riedel, Head of Service, Adolescent at or 07826 951739.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 29 May 2022.

Interview date: 10 June 2022.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

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