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Service Manager, Children’s Social Care
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PEO/0223/SMCSC
  • Published: Wed 15/02/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/03/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Flexible and agile working
  • Salary: £51,631 - £55,389 plus £5,000 market supplement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Service Manager, Children’s Social Care

Rutland is a great place to practice social work and make a difference to children’s lives. We are expanding our leadership capacity in children’s services and looking for creative and inspirational leaders to join us in the following exciting opportunities: 

Service Manager - Children’s Social Care Practice, permanent contract

To lead and manage Children’s Social Care services to safeguard Rutland’s children and their families, ensuring that services are delivered effectively and through integrated relationships with partnerships and other agencies.

To have Service Manager oversight of social work practice across Duty and Assessment Child in Need, Child Protection and Throughcare Services.

Service Manager - Quality Assurance and Standards, 12 month fixed term contract

To lead the performance management, quality assurance programme and continuous improvement framework for children’s social care services.

This role will have direct line management responsibility for the Fostering Service, Independent Chair Services (including LADO function) and includes managing policy development in Children’s Social Care and accountability for domestic abuse duties.

About you…

To be successful in the Service Manager roles you will need to have:

  • Professional Social Work qualification
  • Social Work England registration
  • Experience of managing complex and challenging social work teams
  • To be robust, support innovative thinking, offer creative solutions and encourage signs of safety methodology

Please refer to the job descriptions to find out more about each role and the job specifics. 

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS and Social Work England registration are paid by us. 

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at the interview about flexible working arrangements.    As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage. 

Our offer to you:

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Emma Sweeny, Head of children’s Social Care on 01572 758859, mobile: 07973855374 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.