INTERNAL ONLY – Service Manager, Access & Response Yate, Gloucestershire

Job title: INTERNAL ONLY – Service Manager, Access & Response

Company: South Gloucestershire Council

Job description: How you’ll make a difference

In this broad and challenging role you will make a significant contribution to the Council’s key priorities: ‘Creating the best start in life for our children and young people’ and ‘Identifying and supporting those most in need and helping people to help themselves’.

What will you be doing?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 3 month temporary secondment / acting up to the full time Hay A role of Service Manager -Access & Response.

ART manages initial preventative and social care contacts for Integrated Children’s Services, performing screening and assessment plus initial child protection investigations. The service is made up of Access Advisors, an Access Team and 4 Response Teams. This service also currently has a pilot NQSW / ASYE Team embodied.

What we need from you

For three months the manager taking on the acting up role will report to Beverly Mann; Service Manager for Improvement. This means that you will receive dedicated hands on advice and support as you step into this role. The Head of Children’s Service’s will meet at least fortnightly with yourself, Beverly and the ART Task Force will carry on to ensure that we are all working together to provide the right level of support and guidance. This is a great opportunity; its a big role and a lot to do but it’s a really exciting opportunity to develop your career and we will make sure you get lots of support.

  • You will have a clear in-depth understanding of the national issues and legal framework relating to Children and Young People.
  • You will be a skilled communicator, used to working together with and influencing colleagues and partners at all levels.
  • You will demonstrate that you are a skilled communicator, able to deal with confidential and highly sensitive issues.

Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the children and young people they work with.
  • We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.
  • We have invested in the technology and support to enable staff to work seamlessly from home so we can ensure we are keeping staff safe during Covid-19. For those staff who may need to work in the office we have also ensured that our offices and hubs are Covid secure; and have measures in place such as one way systems, socially distanced work stations and hand sanitizer stations throughout our premises.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted, and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

We are currently working remotely, but the usual place of work for the team is Badminton Road, Yate, as we provide a service to our customers from the council offices. It is expected that you will return to the usual place of work in line with governmental guidance and local council policy in the future.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

  • We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We’re working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
  • We’re investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.

We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

Applications close on Sunday 3rd October at 23:59, if you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Chris Sivers directly.

To apply, please use the button below and within the ‘Cover Letter’ field, complete your covering letter detailing your relevant skills, experience, and competencies for this role per the attached relevant Service Manager role profile. This document does not reflect the current structure in ART and is provided for guidance for your application.

This process replaces historically used Expression of Interest forms therefore it is essential you clearly detail your suitability in this field for shortlisting purposes.

Expected salary:

Location: Yate, Gloucestershire

Job date: Sun, 03 Oct 2021 07:51:04 GMT

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