Service Manager Children in Care and Leaving Care
Up to £64,417 & excellent benefits
11th Apr, 2023
Job description

Service Manager  - Children in Care & Leaving Care

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services  

Salary details: Up to £64,417 & excellent benefits 

Permanent, 37 hours per week. 

Now is the time to come and work for Rotherham Council Children and Young People’s Service. For more information about Rotherham Social Care jobs, please visit:  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a ‘Good’ local authority with great ambition and aspiration for its children and young people. 

So, do you consider yourself to be an inspirational and passionate Social Work professional?

Do you have the desire to develop services to achieve the best outcomes for children, whilst also developing staff to be exceptional practitioners?

You will be leading on the delivery of outstanding care planning to ensure children and young people experience the best possible care and achievement of permanence at the earliest opportunity. You will be joining an aspirant and established management team working closely with our Head of Service for Children in Care. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to play a significant leadership role within Rotherham. About you, we are looking for someone wanting to make a difference, working with skilled, knowledgeable, passionate, and responsive colleagues within Children’s Social Care and with partner agencies. You will have had previous experience of delivering service improvement and an excellent track record of achieving positive outcomes for children. You will hold current Social Work England registration. 

We in Rotherham are completely focussed on improving the outcomes of children and young people in care and constantly ask ourselves will this be good enough for my child?  We have a ‘can do’ solution focussed approach in all that we do. We are committed to the very highest quality of professional practice and to providing the conditions for good practice to flourish - delivering at the cutting edge of innovation – we don’t stand still! 

We provide the opportunity for our people to contribute to the improvement of our service and ensure that high challenge and high support is integral to the way we do business. The development of our workforce is a high priority. 

We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to Rotherham. 

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact: 

Matthew Boud, Head of Service, Children in Care at

or 07964 000839 

Interviews week commencing 17th April 2023.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. For further information, please visit our website.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2024 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

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