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    26 July 2019

Childrens Services Manager (2095)

A career that's life-changing

Children Service Manager


Location: Glasgow with travel to East Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire required.

Hours: Permanent, Full-Time (working 37 hours a week)

Salary: Circa £44,500 per annum    


How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

We are seeking a Children's Services Manager to cover our cluster of services in Glasgow North Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire.  You'll be based at one of our services but travel to other services/ cluster will be required.


The role

Managing and developing a cluster of Action for Children's services to children, young people and their families, you'll ensure we provide high quality care in line with commissioners' expectations and contractual requirements.

The difference

You'll significantly improve young people's lives: 

  • By supervising the registered manager, ensuring our service is in line with regulations and achieves an outstanding or good rating in external inspection.
  • By promoting the highest standards of safeguarding and fearlessly speaking out for children, young people and their families.
  • By proactively building productive relationships with business development, fundraising and other colleagues, preparing and presenting business proposals and contributing to tenders and grant applications.
  • By effectively leading our team and implementing change in our clusters, including starting up, growing, closing and reshaping our local services and initiatives.
  • By taking overall responsibility for planning and deploying our resources to deliver high quality services.
  • By leading a team of social care and support professionals, supervising, developing and motivating direct reports, carrying out performance reviews and other HR responsibilities.
  • By managing cluster budgets, tracking financial and contract performance.
  • By developing effective working relationships with commissioners, partners, stakeholders, voluntary and community organisations, providing advice and leading media briefings, partnership boards, safeguarding bodies and other local governance arrangements and community networks.
  • By embedding effective case management and supervising the cluster.
  • By making improvements in our safeguarding services, regulatory compliance, health and safety and quality standards by using performance data and other measures.
  • By preparing analytical reports and presenting to internal and external audiences.
  • By promoting our equality and diversity strategy, linking with local frameworks to promote best practice and develop appropriate action plans.


The person

You'll need: 

  • To be committed to Action for Children's defining statement, “keeping the child at the centre,” and promoting our participation standards in your work.
  • To achieve the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care, support activities or reporting concerns about any child or young person.
  • To be open to other occasional duties, or changes to your role, to help us improve the lives of the children and young people in our care.
  • To work with other departments to ensure that we deliver Action for Children's values.
  • To follow health, environmental and safety policies, taking immediate action and informing senior management of any serious risk.


The rewards 

  • Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro rata)
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers. 

Plus, there's a lot more besides.


This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.


Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

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We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.