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Children's Services Manager

Job Type

Fixed Term


Northern Ireland



£41,600 - £52,650

Posted Date

23 May 2024


Closing Date

29 May 2024

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.

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: £41,600 - £52,650 FTE

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 May 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.
Pay and Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

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