A career that's life-changing
Children's Services Manager - part-time vacancy
Up to £47,800 per annum pro-rata and excellent employee benefits to promote a healthy work life balance
Up to 7 weeks of annual leave (plus bank holidays)
29 ½ hour working week
Post commences 1st June 2019
Do you have a strong background in managing targeted early interventions for children and young people's emotional and mental health? Action for Children are proud to announce that with effect from 1st June 2019, we will be delivering a targeted early intervention service for children and young people across Derbyshire in partnership with Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health, Derby University and BfB Labs.
We will be establishing 3 early interventions hubs in the Chesterfield, Belper and Derby areas. The purpose of the service will be to deliver a range of services to support children, young people and their families from 0 - 19 across Derbyshire. For example, we will be providing a flexible 6-8-week programme of one to one/family support based on psychological formulations unique to every child, with an emphasis on building resilience in children and young people and establishing evidence-based outcomes
As Children's Services Manager, you will work with a range of professionals to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. You will lead, inspire and motivate your team to hold the highest aspirations for children and young people and will liaise closely with our partners to ensure compliance and excellence. We will actively support you in your role and provide you and your team with specialist training, development and supervision.
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 over 300,000 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.
Ideally holding a professional qualification in social care, health or relevant and you will have extensive experience of working with and delivering evidence-based programmes to children, young people and families. You will have a proven record of collaboration and working in partnership and managing complex projects and services.
You will be committed to Action for Children's defining statement, "keeping the child at the centre," and promoting our participation standards in your work. You will also be committed to inclusion and promoting diversity in line with Action for Children's values.
When you join Action for Children, you will be joining a collaborative, diverse and supportive team of like-minded-individuals, every one of them as passionate as you are. We want all our employees to feel valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do.
When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:
- By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave
- By supporting your work/life balance with a 29 ½ hour working week
- By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family - flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages
- By giving you a pension - we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
- By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive.
- By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long term 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.
Guidant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.