Service Manager - Family Safeguarding

Location West Sussex
Salary £440.000 - £455.00 per day
About the job
You will lead a group of Team Managers and all staff within an assigned service. You will be responsible for a large-scale activity to meet defined performance indicators and ensuring quality in practice.
You will provide professional leadership, ensuring effective practices in situations of complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework.
What you’ll need to succeed
- For this role you will be expected to demonstrate relevant theoretical Social Work concepts, practices and detailed organisational knowledge relating to the provision of a professional Social Work service. You will need to demonstrate confidence in managing and leading a large staffing team to achieve performance improvements and service developments. You will need to demonstrate an ability to influence and negotiate partner relationships at management level.
- Excellent knowledge of joint working with partnership agencies including health, statutory, voluntary and independent sector and internal colleagues, for example, Health, Probation, Learning, Early Childhood Service, Youth Service. Knowledge of how to effectively influence and negotiate partner relationships at management level.
- Knowledge of how to recognise political context of social care and respond appropriately at management level.
- A detailed practical knowledge of complex theories including relevant technical knowledge to formulate and develop policies, processes and guidance, such as systemic leadership techniques, co-construction, appreciative enquiry, solution focused, evidence-based outcomes.

Working Arrangements : The candidate will be required to be in West Sussex a minimum of twice a week (sometimes more) to both Horsham and Worthing offices.