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Children's Services Manager

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Northern Ireland



£35,271 - £48,499

Posted Date

2 February 2023


Closing Date

19 February 2023

Could you be the person to lead a team who care for 4 young children living at Barnardo's Children's House? You would be joining a well-resourced, dynamic, professional team working in a clear therapeutic framework to achieve the best possible outcomes for children who have experienced significant trauma in their young lives.

You will demonstrate the core values of Children's House - playfulness, acceptance, curiosity & empathy - in your approach, while also bringing excellent leadership skills to a busy service.

Barnardo's Children's Services Managers are critical to the delivery of our services. They are warm, outgoing, authentic, inspiring and passionate about the work they and their services do to support and amplify the voices of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our society.

Our Children's Services Managers hold a pivotal and multi-faceted role in Barnardo's. Not only are they innovators and talent spotters who listen to service users and staff, using their feedback to continually refine and develop the support children and young people receive; they also influence and are critical friends to other agencies, in order to maintain and develop Barnardo's reputation as an advocate for Children, Young People and Families.

If you are a qualified, experienced social worker who would love to lead a service that puts children's needs at the heart of everything it does then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements to hold registration for Residential Children's Services in Northern Ireland.

We are committed to welcoming people from a diverse background, culture and experience.

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document for each Service.

This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Please note the recruitment process for this this role will include relevant occupational testing.

For further information on the Children's Service Managers role, please contact Eugene Mone:

In return Barnardo's offers a reward package that includes a competitive salary, 26 days annual leave and 10 statutory/public holidays (pro-rata) per annum, a contributory pension scheme, an additional holiday purchase scheme and staff discounts.

Location: located near to Barnardo's NI Regional Office, 542–544 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3HE

Salary: £35,271 - £48,499 Salaries are currently under review. We are happy to discuss salary with the successful candidate

Allowances: On-call allowance

Hours: 37 per week

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19th February 2023

Interview date: Thursday 2nd March 2023

Contact details:

We will also hold a waiting list of suitable candidates to be considered in the event that other similar vacancies arise (both part time and full time) in the next 12 months

The successful candidate will also be required to undertake enhanced Child barred AccessNI check.
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 and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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