Service Manager - Early Help

Salford City Council
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA

Service Manager Early Help
Grade: 5C, £47,769 - £49,608 per annum
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Civic Centre / flexibility across the city

An opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to play a key role in the continuing development of Early Help across Salford. The successful candidate will have a commitment to and understanding of the delivery of early help. We welcome applications from candidates with experience of social work management, however a professional social work qualification is not an essential requirement of the role.

Do you want to be part of a creative forward-thinking service that involves everyone in innovation and new, exciting ways of working?  

Salford is graded Good by Ofsted at their last inspection and we are working towards becoming outstanding and is committed to the delivery and development of early help across the City.

Salford Early Help Service is a service at the heart of the Local Authorities’ commitment to support families in the early stages, preventing their needs escalating to a higher level. We are committed to working with families in an asset-based way, using the Salford Family Partnership as our underpinning model of relational practice.

As the Service Manger you will have strategic responsibility for the management of the Early Help Service, early help teams and early help performance as well as leading and developing innovative practices within the Early Help Service, with a focus on improving outcomes for children, young people and families. Partnership working is essential to the success of this and your role as the Service Manager will include supporting the strategic and operational development of neighbourhood/place base working across Salford and across the partnership. 

This role is crucial in supporting continuing our journey in the implementation of the Family Partnership Model of practice, and to continue to improve outcomes for children and families in Salford. You will need to be passionate about working with children, young people and families and have a practice base with strengths in relational practice.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

Role Profile.docx
Why work for Team Salford.pdf
#LeadingSalford.pdf

Learn, grow and develop as a leader
At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here https://greater.jobs/sss/salford-city-council/leadingsalford/

Safe working
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.

About your benefits 
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes.  In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work https://greater.jobs/content/9189/diversity-and-inclusion

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr 
Location
Salford Civic Centre
 
Salford City Council
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA

Service Manager Early Help
Grade: 5C, £47,769 - £49,608 per annum
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Civic Centre / flexibility across the city

An opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to play a key role in the continuing development of Early Help across Salford. The successful candidate will have a commitment to and understanding of the delivery of early help. We welcome applications from candidates with experience of social work management, however a professional social work qualification is not an essential requirement of the role.

Do you want to be part of a creative forward-thinking service that involves everyone in innovation and new, exciting ways of working?  

Salford is graded Good by Ofsted at their last inspection and we are working towards becoming outstanding and is committed to the delivery and development of early help across the City.

Salford Early Help Service is a service at the heart of the Local Authorities’ commitment to support families in the early stages, preventing their needs escalating to a higher level. We are committed to working with families in an asset-based way, using the Salford Family Partnership as our underpinning model of relational practice.

As the Service Manger you will have strategic responsibility for the management of the Early Help Service, early help teams and early help performance as well as leading and developing innovative practices within the Early Help Service, with a focus on improving outcomes for children, young people and families. Partnership working is essential to the success of this and your role as the Service Manager will include supporting the strategic and operational development of neighbourhood/place base working across Salford and across the partnership. 

This role is crucial in supporting continuing our journey in the implementation of the Family Partnership Model of practice, and to continue to improve outcomes for children and families in Salford. You will need to be passionate about working with children, young people and families and have a practice base with strengths in relational practice.

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

Role Profile.docx
Why work for Team Salford.pdf
#LeadingSalford.pdf

Learn, grow and develop as a leader
At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here https://greater.jobs/sss/salford-city-council/leadingsalford/

Safe working
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.

About your benefits 
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes.  In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work https://greater.jobs/content/9189/diversity-and-inclusion

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr