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Service Manager - Corporate Parenting

  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 706625
  • Published: Wed 25/01/2023, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £66,845 - £73,602 per annum plus benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire

A fantastic position has arisen for an experienced Corporate Parenting Service Manager to join our supportive Children Services Team. This unique opportunity will play a key role in providing high-quality safeguarding and corporate parenting services for children and young people in Wokingham.

The Role

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care, and working alongside colleagues in assessment, intervention, and support, you will be responsible for providing high-quality safeguarding and corporate parenting services for children and young people in Wokingham.

This will entail leading experienced and high-performing teams (across fostering, children in care, leaving care, and edge of care) and

  • Providing strategic leadership for the services, partnerships, and processes.
  • Operating as the nominated officer for children in care and being accountable for permanency planning.
  • Managing the Corporate Parenting Board, and enabling the Board to champion the needs of children in care and care leavers through high support and high challenge.
  • Ensuring creative approaches to the recruitment and retention of Foster Carers and achieving permanency for our children in care

You will be tasked with building on the solid foundations that have been established, and exploring the council’s longer-term opportunities for expanding their care options.

Candidates

This role will play a critical role both in Wokingham, and therefore calls for candidates who are subject matter experts in corporate parenting, experience of managing services that support children in our care and developing relationships with our key partner agencies.

An understanding of child protection, an ability to constructively challenge, and an aptitude for managing risk will all be required for success.

This position offers a huge range of brilliant benefits including generous annual leave, a great local government pension scheme, hybrid working and much more!

To Apply

So if you’re looking for a rewarding role with a supportive and cohesive team that is performing well and keen to achieve even more, contact mandi.beresford@wokingham.gov.uk to arrange an initial confidential conversation, or apply via the link below.

Closing Date: Sunday 12th February 2023, 11pm
Interview date: TBC

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 706625
  • Published: Wed 25/01/2023, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £66,845 - £73,602 per annum plus benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire

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