Divisional Manager Children in Care
Halton Borough Council is seeking to recruit an experienced Divisional Manager to lead its Children in Care and Care Leavers Team and our provider services of fostering, adoption and residential short-break unit.
This is a key leadership role in which you will be responsible for delivering and transforming services to children and families across the borough. You will therefore have extensive and detailed knowledge of children’s services and an understanding of the legislative and statutory obligations relevant to such services.
With a proven track record in managing high quality, responsive and efficient services, you will have strong leadership skills and a clear vision that you are able to share and motivate and inspire others to adopt.
You will be responsible for reviewing and monitoring the Division’s performance against local, regional and national standards and key performance indicators so that necessary improvements are identified and implemented. You will therefore have demonstrable experience of performance monitoring and performance management systems, as well as an understanding of the agendas facing local government and how these might affect performance.
Able to adopt a collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholders, you will have experience of successfully using resources to work together in identifying and delivering a range of services to meet the community’s needs.
As the lead officer for the service you will be authoritative in your advice and be able to analyse information and make judgements under pressure. In managing risk and implementing strategies you will be able to think laterally at both a strategic and operational level and meet challenges with creativity and innovation.
You will have experience of successfully controlling large budgets and will proactively manage, monitor and report on all the budgets allocated, securing financial efficiencies wherever possible.
As a systems leader of practice, you will support and embed the ongoing development of our systemic model of social work and ensure the workforce is skilled and able to evidence the impact of outstanding social work practice in achieving the best outcomes for our children in care and care leavers.
If you this sound like you and you’re passionate about making a difference in Halton, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Tracey Coffey Operational Director on 0151 511 6790