top of page

Job description

Watch the 'Working For Essex' video


Children's Service Manager

Job Type






£41,600 to £44,980

Posted Date

21 April 2023

Edinburgh Office

Closing Date

30 April 2023

Are you committed to delivering good quality family support services that really make a difference to children, young people and families?

Are you an effective manager and leader who has the skills to work with partners on a journey of continuous improvement? If so, Barnardo's is looking for you to join our management team in the South East locality where we deliver a range of services supporting children, young people and families.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and manage three family support services and play a pivotal role in increasing our ambition ‘to achieve better outcomes for more children' while delivering on the Promise.

HMP Edinburgh Visitor Centre is a voluntary service in partnership with the Scottish Prison Service and Families Outside that provides a book in service to all visitors who attend HMP Edinburgh. Families attending the centre are provided with a range of emotional and practical supports.

Edinburgh Positive Wellbeing Service provides a range of supports to children and young people aged 5 to 24 who are affected by the imprisonment of a family member. The service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce the impact of distress and stigma.

Edinburgh Together is currently a referred intensive whole family support service targeting children and young people most at risk of experiences known to have a sustained impact on wellbeing.

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organised individual with extensive family support experience in a managerial role who has:

- A relevant professional and managerial qualification and a minimum of two years managerial experience.

And who can:

- Balance the conflicting demands of leading, developing and managing multiple services, including budgets and finance.
- Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of Child Protection and Safeguarding.
- Demonstrate effective leadership and ability to adapt, manage and lead through change.
- Evidence effective partnership working and collaboration with key stakeholders.
- Demonstrate their ability to set service and individual objectives with a focus on best practice and continual service improvement.

If you would like to discuss the post and services further, please contact Faith Watson, Assistant Director of Children's Service's South East Locality on to arrange an informal chat.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Join an informal drop-in session

Would you like to register your interest in an interview for this position?

Click here to sign up

This job's application window has now closed.

Job documents


Job description

Our basis and values

Job description

Our basis and values

Sign up to our newsletter

Subscribe for free today and receive updates about other jobs like this one.

Featured events
Compass Jobs Fair

Jobs Fair

25 Nov 2024

Compass Jobs Fair - London
The Social Work Show


7 Oct 2024

The Social Work Show

Job documents


Job description

Our basis and values

Other jobs for you
Social Worker Adults
Forensic Social Worker
Featured articles
Social care Workforce Strategy launches as vacancy rates three times that of wider economy
Social care Workforce Strategy launches as vacancy rates three times that of wider economy
Children seeking asylum placed in Home Office hotels at increased risk of exploitation
Children seeking asylum placed in Home Office hotels at increased risk of exploitation

What's new today:

Supporting social work students with additional needs during their placement

bottom of page