Operational Manager Children

Location Cardiff
Salary £41.00 - £45.10 per hour

This post forms part of the management team in children’s services which consists of 10 operational managers, all of whom have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational direction of the service area.
This is an exciting time to join our service which is striving to ensure that individuals, their family and communities are at the heart of everything we do.
We are continuing to develop a strengths-based, rights based approach, trauma informed practice and are in the process of realigning our services with local communities and key statutory partners.
About the job
The post holder will be responsible for the operational delivery of services for one of three locality teams and will have line management responsibility for four team managers and various strategic projects.
The locality teams will be responsible for all aspects of Care Planning across the child’s journey including; care and support, child protection, public law outline, children looked after and adoption.
What We Are Looking For From You
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate considerable experience of practicing and managing within children’s services and will be responsible for ensuring an excellent standard of work practice exists across their teams and the wider service area.
The post holder will be expected to maintain and develop their knowledge regarding legislation, research, practice developments, new initiatives and procedures and to use this knowledge to drive forward standards across the service.
Working in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, brings many opportunities both personally and professionally. It is a vibrant multi-cultural city and is an exciting place to live and work. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise across a wide range of diverse services, working closely with families, communities and partner agencies to deliver excellent outcomes for the children and young people of Cardiff.