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Children's Services Manager

Job Type

Fixed Term


Northern Ireland



£42,016 - £53,176

Posted Date

5 June 2024


Closing Date

19 June 2024

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.

Staff and volunteers look to their Children's Service Manager to lead and inspire them to be at their best by keeping a focus on their wellbeing, support and development and by providing dedicated time to talk.

If this describes you, we currently have a temporary vacancy to cover a maternity leave for a Children's Services Manager in the following area:

Young Carers Service / Young Carers Schools Liasion Service

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must, at the closing date for applications:

- Hold a professional qualification in Social Work recognised by the NISCC,
- Have completed the AYE and be registered with the NISCC on part 1 of the register.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate as a minimum in their application:

- Experience in matters of child protection and Safeguarding
- Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people and in leading others to best practice in the delivery of Children's Services
- A demonstrable record of working constructively with partner agencies, commissioners and other stakeholders, in a way that enhances the reputation of the organisation externally
- A valid driving license and access to a vehicle with business class insurance or alternatively be able to demonstrate how you can meet the mobility requirements of post.
- Demonstrable capability in understanding and managing financial and budgets.
- Demonstrable capability to set team and individual objectives, and to coach towards high performance and continuous improvement

Please ensure that you outline on your application how you meet the required criteria listed in the attached Additional Information sheet.

Location: 36A Westland Road, Magherafelt

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term 02 July 2024 to 06 July 2025

Salary: £42,016 - £53,176 FTE

Closing Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024 at midnight.

Interviews: TBC

Contact email:

We will also hold a waiting list of suitable candidates to be considered in the event that other similar vacancies arise in the next 12 months.

The successful candidate will also be required to undertake Enhanced Child and Adult Barred Access NI check.

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