We are seeking a dedicated Service Manager, for our client in Barnet, to take on day-to-day operational and financial responsibilities for designated service elements, ensuring the holistic and timely assessment of children's needs and the delivery of appropriate services. As a key member of our team, you will provide leadership, management, and support to staff, ensuring compliance with regulations, legislation, and policies.
Leadership and Management:
- Effectively manage the team, providing a child-centered service in line with regulations and policies.
- Develop specialist knowledge, acting as a resource for peers and senior colleagues.
Partnership and Service Delivery:
- Deliver services in collaboration with key stakeholders to meet children's assessed needs holistically.
- Deal with complex issues creatively, ensuring effective service delivery within designated budgets.
Risk Assessment and Supervision:
- Assess risk levels and services for users, prioritising high-priority work for child safety.
- Provide professional supervision to the team.
Strategic Development and Representation:
- Contribute to operational and strategic development demands on the service.
- Represent the Family Service and Children’s Service at meetings within and outside the Council.
Case Management and Review:
- Manage and review cases, making decisions about immediate safety and well-being.
- Chair or participate in reviews and meetings, providing information for effective service delivery.
- Plan, control, and monitor income and expenditure within budgetary responsibilities.
- Identify and report emergent budget pressures, ensuring adherence to financial regulations.
- Use systems and performance information to improve service delivery.
- Keep abreast of legislation, acting as a specialist for the department as required.
Promotion of Corporate Parenting and Equality:
- Promote the role of the council as a corporate parent.
- Ensure equality of opportunity for users in accessing services.
If you have the passion and skills to make a positive impact on children's lives, we invite you to apply now.