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Service Manager - Looked After and Vulnerable Children
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 8205
  • Published: Fri 28/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £60630 - £78462
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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Service Manager - Looked After and Vulnerable Children

Job Details

Service Manager - Looked After and Vulnerable Children

Permanent-Full Time (36 Hours Per Week)

Salary: HOS2 £60,630 - £78,462

This is an excellent opportunity for any candidate who wants to make a difference to the lives of Looked After Children and is able to demonstrate the transferable skills and technical expertise to manage a demanding large service area within the Looked After Children and Leaving Care Service. The post holder will report to the Head of Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Children and Family Services operational management group with opportunities to make a real contribution to the quality of life in the borough and the life chances of its children and young people as well as having the support of a richly experienced team of colleagues. The Looked After Children Team manage court proceedings as well as supporting Looked After children who are in both short and long-term placements.

All candidates must be a Qualified Social Worker and be registered with Social Work England, be able to demonstrate management skills and have a wide knowledge of the needs of Looked After children and understand the pressures of this service area.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office-based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

Our culture

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment

Closing and Interview Dates

Closing at 23:59 on Sunday 27th November 2022

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Rebecca Spyrou on 0208 132 0008 or

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Karen Alderton on or Anne Stoker on for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.