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Group Manager - Family Solutions
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC303RJ
  • Published: Tue 01/06/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £59,681 per annum (inclusive of market premia)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Group Manager - Family Solutions

Medway Family Solutions provides early targeted intervention by working holistically with families with multiple and complex needs to enable them to make changes and improvements to their lives.

As a Group Manager you will be responsible for leading and managing the Family Solutions service to deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and families across Medway. You will also be engaging with key partners and stakeholders across Medway in delivering a range of targeted help, family support and effective interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

You will hold a degree in social work, education, health or youth together with a management/leadership qualification and/or demonstrable experience of impactful leadership of Early Help/Early Intervention.

You will have a proven track record in managing teams, and in influencing and driving forward practice. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with children and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar strengths and relationships based practice framework.

Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Market Premia Payment of £7,000 per annum (dependent upon qualification)
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to IT equipment and mobile phone, to support flexible/blended working
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

For an informal discussion please contact Kelly Cogger, Head of Service - First Response and Targeted Services  on 01634 335618

Successful candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.