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Service Unit Manager

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Tameside Council




36 Hours per week, Permanent

Located at Denton Centre, Acre Street, Denton, M34 2BW

Grade K Scale 50 - £43,484 to Scale 52 - £47,958 (£44,984 - £49,458 per annum including a temporary market supplement payment)

This post currently attracts a discretionary market supplement payment of £1,500 p.a. (pro rata for part time) until 31/3/2019, following which it will be reviewed in accordance with the Council’s Market Forces Scheme.

On appointment you will be paid the starting salary for the grade, and progress to the maximum salary for the grade through the council's annual increment process. In cases where an individual can evidence that their existing salary, in a relevant role to which they are being appointed is higher than the starting salary, then a higher salary within the grade salary range may be considered in accordance with the Council's pay framework. Individuals appointed above the starting salary for the grade, but not at the maximum salary, will then be subject to the annual increment process until they reach the maximum.

Tameside Children’s Services is on an improvement journey and has great ambitions for the services that support its most vulnerable children, and families in providing care and protection.

The Job
Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Look no further as we now have an exciting job opportunity available.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic permanent Service Manager to join us in our leadership team, offering strategic support whilst taking overall day to day operational managerial oversight in the Duty, Locality and Contact Centre teams.

Why You?
We firmly believe that all children in Tameside deserve the best start in life, and we are looking for the right people to help make this happen.

This is an exciting time to join Tameside and you will be part of a service that is highly committed, welcoming and supportive. We are continuing to transform our approach to how we deliver services to support children and families which include implementation of Signs of Safety Practice Model and our Heart of Practice core values and principles:

• The child is kept central to all our work
• Honesty and respect, guides and underpins our daily practice
• Services built on developing effective relationships with each other and those we support
• A commitment to improvement and always striving to be the best we can be
• A culture of Public Service where we are clear on our responsibilities and show how we meet the expectations for those we support

Would You Like More Information?
We look forward to receiving your application and if you would also like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact David Goldsworthy, Head of Service on 0161 342 4475

This post requires an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Ref: ADV1855
Closing date: 26th February 2019
Interviews: to be confirmed
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26th Feb 2019

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