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Children's Services Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£41,600 - £52,650

Posted Date

11 July 2023

Include Me 2 Project, Preston

Closing Date

23 July 2023

This post is a Children's Services Manger in the Lancashire Locality at our Include Me 2 service.

About Include Me 2:

The service offers a wide range of short breaks services to children and young people aged 4-18 who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. Include Me 2 offers both a short break to parents and quality play and leisure activities to children and young people.

We also run an advocacy, independent visitors and mentoring and befriending service for children in need, children in care and care leavers on behalf of Blackburn Boriugh Counsil.

What does the role require?
The young people we work with would like an enthusiastic, happy and kind person to fill this CSM role and we need you to have children and young people at the heart of all you do.
The post will include working across the service to meet the contractual needs, regulatory needs and internal expectations of the service.
The ability to work flexibly is paramount and there will be occassions when you may need to do evening and weekend work or be on the on call rota for the Lancashire locality.

Key requirements:

- Experience of having management responsibility within an Ofsted registered service achieveing good or outstanding
- Level 5 in Health and Social care management (or equivalent)
- Experience of working with commissioners and stakeholders
- Experience of working with children in care or children with additional needs
- Successful management of staff
- Experience of managing budgets

If you wish to have an informal chat please contact Debbie Nolan-Plunkett, Assistant Director for Children's Service's on 07808200665.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible
Pay & 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.
Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

- Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
- The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
- A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
- Service related sick pay from day 1
- Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
- Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
- Cycle2work scheme
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
- 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
- Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
- Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract
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.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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