Interim Service Manager- Children’s Services

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Interim Service Manager- Children’s Services
Bradford, Yorkshire
Interim Position

Bradford 5225417

Posted: 15th March 2023 09:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.62 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months.

  • Bradford, Yorkshire,

    BD1 1NN

What's involved with this role:


Interim Service Manager- Children’s Services

Reference no: Bradford 5225417

Pay Rate: £24.62 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 6 months.

Enhanced DBS with Children’s & Adult’s barred list

The post holder will be responsible for the effective leadership and management of children’s complex health and disability team and residential respite provision within BMDC and ensuring that the provision achieves good outcomes for vulnerable children and also contributing to good outcomes for children in need of protection and/or looked after young people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that assessments, plans, interventions and reviews (APIR) processes are timely, well planned, child focused and follow the appropriate statutory and decision
  • Investigate and make recommendations to senior management concerning matters of staff conduct and professional responsibilities.
  • Provide direct line management and have supervisory responsibility to up to 8 front line managers and promote their professional development.
  • Promote participation and the child’s voice as part of the leadership of the CCHDT & Residential Respite Service putting child focussed decision making at the centre of practice.
  • Build and sustain effective working partnerships across statutory services and the VCS to promote joined up, and effective responses to children and families.
  • Be jointly responsible for the recruitment and selection of the workforce
  • Provide strong leadership to the service area working alongside colleagues to develop effective communication and to ensure continued service development.
  • Ensure that the service area is subject to effective financial management and works to a budget.
  • Ensure requirements of Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act are met


“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Professional qualification such as DIPSW, CQSW or equivalent.
  • Additional management training or qualification such as DMS, NVQ5 in management is desirable.
  • Must have recent relevant statutory experience of managing regulated resources for children and young people.
  • Experience of managing multi agency teams
  • Practical understanding of team management issues within statutory services, able to manage a budget and manage change

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a heavy workload from a variety
  • Able to manage successful service delivery in complex partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to write clearly to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability for successful inter agency working
  • Excellent negotiations skills
  • Ability to take initiative and act independently within the scope of the job.
  • Good planning & organising skills, self effectiveness and any requirements to quality check work.
  • Good analytical skills required for gathering, collating and analysing the facts needed to solve problems
  • Creative and critical thinking, developing practical solutions, applying problem
  • solving strategies and managing interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to problem solve and to bring appropriate challenge where required.
  • Must be able to work in a highly pressurised environment, covering duty, dealing with emergencies and occasional late working


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Bradford 5225417
Interim Service Manager- Children’s Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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