Service Manager, Survive & Thrive Children's Service, Bradford


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Service Manager, Survive and Thrive Children’s Service

Based in Central Bradford (with flexibility to work from home for part of the week)

37 hours per week (full-time) or 29.6 hours (part-time) would be considered

Grade 4 point 29-35: £35,064 to £41,085 (full-time) or £28,051.20 - £32,868.00 (part-time)

Permanent Contract

Are you a highly motivated self-starter with excellent leadership and management skills? Do you want to be part of an award-winning organization that makes a difference? If so Family Action has an exciting opportunity and would love to hear from you.

At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.

We are part of an innovative multi agency partnership, Survive and Thrive, bringing together 3 organisations - Family Action, Staying Put and Women’s Centre Limited who are working together to develop a ‘one system approach’ with families affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We strive to ensure individuals, children and their families have access to a high-quality service that works with them to be safe, increase stability and supports them to understand and manage the impact of trauma. We provide a single point of contact that enables access to all elements of our service.

Family Action are looking for an experienced and dynamic manager to lead our children’s team.

We deliver:

  • Work with children and their families on the impact of Domestic Abuse, increasing safety, stability and reducing trauma symptoms.
  • Attachment based group work with children and their parent living in refuge or
  • dispersed accommodation.
  • Advocacy, safety planning, group work and preventative work with children 13 to 17.
  • Whole family work to strengthen and relationships and increase resilience.
  • Consultancy for professionals

Your Skills and Experience:

You will be a self-motivated, positive and capable leader with excellent organisational skills. You will have experience of managing services that work with children and their families, with an excellent knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact. You will demonstrate a strong commitment to quality assurance and an excellent understanding of safeguarding with experience of managing staff carrying complex cases. You will have a good understanding of all aspects of trauma informed practice and a commitment to ensuring a systemic approach, ensuring the team think family and engage with the wider professional network.

You will be a team player keen to work with Survive and Thrive partners’ in order to ensure a joined up approach to all aspects of domestic abuse delivery across the district. You will be excited by opportunities to develop new work streams and further develop existing elements of our service. You will be a confident ambassador for FA representing the agency at external meetings and forums.

What will we offer you?

You will join a positive team passionate about delivering high quality innovative services with a strong commitment to continuous learning and development. You will be supported to develop your knowledge and skills with the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core. You will be offered regular individual supervision and trauma informed group consultation together with your team. Family Action offers a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.  

For an informal conversation about this vacancy please contact: Sarah Maruyama, Operational Manager on 01274 651652

Closing date: Tuesday 7th June 2022 at 09:00am

Interview date: Thursday 16th June 2022

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

ID: 389

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: 7th June 2022 9:00am
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £35,064-£41,085
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Family Action