Service Manager - Disabled Childrens Team
£57,998 - £62,878
14th Jun, 2024
Job description

How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).

Our excellent Children's Services has been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.

We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.

About the Post: 

Service Manager  Disabled Children’s Service  

This is a newly created opportunity for a Service Manager to lead our social work service for children with disabilities and their families in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ authority. Leading and driving best practice and outcomes for children and their families, we are ambitious for our families and our workforce are key to achieving these ambitions. 

This is a key strategic position, driving the development and delivery of high quality services including;  

  • Management of two social work teams; offering a bespoke service to children with disabilities under the auspices of Children in Need, Child Protection and Looked After Children 

  • Oversight of the development and delivery of the Barnsley Short Breaks Offer  

  • Designated Social Care Officer Role 

Working in partnership across the statutory and voluntary sector and with parents and carers you will deliver a service where children with disabilities and their families are engaged, listened to, and receive a timelycreative and individual response. You will be focused on outcomes for children and young people; ensuring that intervention in children’s lives are meaningful and proportionate. 

With a strong connection to practice, you will be responsible for driving our culture of learning and development within your service, promoting an environment where practice flourishes. 

Reporting to the Head of Service you will be a critical part of our strong and stable management team. You will be an experienced social work manager with knowledge of children’s services and of the needs of children with disabilities. You will have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a track record of working in partnership to drive service delivery. You will have a strong interest in developing and constantly improving services. 

We are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record in managing employees, budgets and performance. You will have a strong understanding of what best practice looks like and working in partnership to achieve this.

We will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a commitment to your learning and development, with a robust Continuous Professional Development programme through our Practice Development Hub.

If you feel that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to join us and work with us to achieve positive outcomes for our children, young people and families in Barnsley then we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Danks on 


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