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Subject to the ongoing situation, it's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the hiring manager.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

We would welcome applications especially for our most critical roles to ensure we're supporting our residents

Children's Service Managers- Corporate Parenting and Family Resilience and Safeguarding- Surrey

  • Reference:orbis/TP/480/875
  • Positions:10
  • Salary:£60258 - £68151
  • Category:Social Work - Childrens
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36
  • Posted on:9 April 2019
  • Closing date:9 May 2019
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Surreywide


£60,258- £68,151 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

We have a number of Service Manager opportunities available across our Corporate Parenting and Family Resilience and Safeguarding divisions each with their own specialist lead. Please read on for more information about the exact locations for each of the roles.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

As a Service Manager within our Corporate Parenting and Family Resilience and Safeguarding divisions you will be joining us at a time of significant change, as we transform our Children's Services. We have new management in place, and are implementing innovative approaches to what we do to deliver our vision. We have made a great start, and are now looking for a dedicated Service Managers to join and strengthen our management team.

We would love to hear from you if you….

  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire others

  • Hold specialist skills, knowledge and expertise

  • Have a proven track record of delivering meaningful change

  • Can suggest and implement creative solutions

  • Are able to build and maintain purposeful strategic relationships

  • Have experience of working collaboratively with partners to support the delivery of great services

  • Uphold Surrey's values and behaviors.

Through our journey of transformation so far directors for the divisions Tina Benjamin and Jacquie Burke have recognised the need to review and improve the current functions by implementing the award winning approach to statutory social work, 'Family Safeguarding', whereby we will use motivational interviewing to work with families' strengths, taking the time to understand their needs fully. In doing this we will:

  • Focus on solving problems before they escalate and offer flexible responsive support when and where it is required;

  • Recognise and meet the needs of adults in order to reduce harm to children and

  • Building the resilience of families and communities to support each other

"Overall we are aiming to align services to provide a more seamless provision to children and their families and reduce the number of case holders and managers that children come into contact with as they pass through the system from the front door, to becoming looked after."

 Across the divisions we have the following Service Manager opportunities available and would love to hear from you if you have the skills passion and ambition that matches ours!

Job title and location/sPoint of contact 
Service Managers- Family/ Adolescent Safeguarding- Woking, Guildford, Leatherhead, RedhillSam Bushby- 01372 833400 or email 
Service Managers- Fostering- Woking and RedhillCarol Douch- 07971 663050 or email
Education Manager- Virtual School- WokingCarol Douch- 07971 663050 or email
Service Managers- Looked After Children & Leaving Care- Leatherhead and RedhillJo Moses- 07968 834 911 or email
Service Manager- Assessment Service- WokingJo Moses- 07968 834 911 or email
Service Manager- Youth Offending and Youth Offer- WokingLisa Bursil- 07966 240 141 or email
Service Manager- Family Safeguarding Hub- GuildfordLisa Bursil- 07966 240 141 or email

All of our Service Manager roles require you to plan, organise and manage complex teams within respective service specialisms. You will provide effective operational management as well as support to our Assistant Directors and Directors, to deliver commitments across the portfolios of work as defined for each service and in line with our strategic aims and vision.

For more information about these roles please refer to the relevant role profile attached at the bottom of this advert or why not visit our dedicated web pages where further specifics for each of the roles can be found

Please specify when applying which role/s you wish to be considered for.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion about any of our roles listed please refer to the points of contact in the table above. They will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to speaking with you!

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th May 2019.

Interviews dates are to be confirmed.


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  • Updated: 07 Jul 2020