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Service Manager - Children and Families (female)

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

SM072302

Salary

Location

£38,879

Posted Date

25 July 2023

South of England

Closing Date

24 September 2023

Are you an experienced support services manager or social worker with management experience? Would you like to work in a women-centred and trauma-informed environment with mothers, their babies, children, and young people affected by domestic abuse/violence, often with complex backgrounds and needs? We would love to hear from you.

Salary: £38,879 pro rate p.a.
28 hours per week

Job ref: SM072302

* This post is only open to female applicants as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

About the role:
Working closely and collaboratively with all levels in the organisation, you will utilise your skills in working with early years and young people, providing a range of evidence-based programmes and 1-1 support for mothers, their children. You will do this both through via the experienced staff you work with and support, as well as by holding a caseload of your own. You will lead on safeguarding children within the organisation and will be an active member of the RISE Leadership Team, including contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation and bidding for further funds, training staff and external customers, and ensuring contract compliance for projects under your remit.

JOB SUMMARY

Service Management

Working to the RISE strategic plan you will be a capable and experienced female Manager holding specialist skills to work in a women centred/led and trauma informed environment with mothers, their babies, children and young people affected by domestic abuse/violence. You will co-work with frontline workers and managers delivering RISE specialist domestic abuse services. You will be a flexible and skilled worker able to take operational oversight, manage staff and volunteers. You will develop new projects as well as delivering client facing activities. You will have exceptional knowledge of best practice and evidence-based approaches and be able to adapt and learn in a changing environment.

o The post-holder will oversee the management of services, staff and volunteers
o She will utilise her skills in working with early years and young people providing a range of evidence-based programmes and 1-1 support for mothers, their children and young people
o The post-holder will manage specialist projects in the community and through residential provision
o She will have Operational manager level responsibility for safeguarding children and adults

Strategic Development
o As part of RISE’s Leadership Team and under the guidance of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) they will be actively involved in the strategic development of services including seeking continuation funding
o They will be instrumental in raising the profile of RISE Services and in sustaining and developing a range of partnerships, both locally and nationally.

Quality Assurance and Monitoring
o She will have responsibility as part of the management team for quality assurance of RISE Services and in ensuring contract compliance for all RISE service contracts within her remit;
o She will ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are reviewed within the designated timeframes.

Training
o She will deliver internal and external training as part of RISE’s training team as applicable to their role.

More information about the role and how to apply is available on the RISE website https://www.riseuk.org.uk/about-us/jobs.

We will shortlist and interview on a rolling basis, without waiting for a set closing date. Therefore, this vacancy may be withdrawn at short notice.

The successful candidate will join a highly regarded women-led, women-centred, and trauma-informed charity with almost 30-years track record in violence against women and girls (VAWG) and LGBT Domestic Abuse.

RISE is committed to ending racism and has signed up to the Ending Racism in VAWG commitments: https://www.endingracisminvawg.org/ .

We are committed to actively holding anti-racist values and practices and nurturing the contributions from Black and minoritised women within the sector so that Black and minoritised leadership can grow.
RISE is a Disability Confident Employer.

Benefits that we can offer in return:

• 3% employer contribution pension.
• Generous holiday entitlement of 27 days’ annual leave rising to 29 after 5 years plus bank holidays.
• Employee-assisted programme.
• Focus on well-being and balancing flexible working alongside RISE’s priorities.
• Committed to training and learning opportunities for continuous development.
• Trauma focussed wellbeing support.
• Flexible working.

Rise is based in Brighton and this role will involve working at RISE premises and community partnership locations as well as some home working.

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