Children's Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,591
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

  • Advertised from 15th July 2021
  • Ref: 9158


Barnardo's are looking to recruit and experienced Children's Service Manager for our Youth Housing Support and Care Experienced Young persons' services in North Lanarkshire.

The successful candidate should have experience in managing and leading teams working with children, young people and families with complex needs. In addition, the successful candidate will have the capacity to work strategically and collaboratively to provide services within the complex health, housing, education or social care context.

Along with the requisite level 7 practitioner qualification for managers of Care Inspectorate registered services, the successful candidate should have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the following:

  • Leading multi-disciplinary staff teams delivering floating support children, young people and families with complex needs, including care experienced young people, homelessness and domestic abuse
  • Managing Care Inspectorate Registered Support Services for children, young people and families.
  • Relevant legislation, guidance and practice in regard to: Care Experienced Children and Young People, Domestic Abuse, Homelessness, Housing (including ‘Housing First' principles and practice)
  • Working in close collaboration with internal and external partners in the planning, development and delivery of services to children, young people and families

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Please see the role profiles with addendum for further information .

Application notes

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Closing Date: 3 August 2021

Interview Date: 12 August 2021