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Cardiff Council

Service Manager
Job Category: Social Care-Children's, Social Care-Adults
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 10
Salary: £39,782 - £42,683
Closing date: 01/07/2019

Are you interested in making a meaningful difference in a senior social services management role?

Cardiff Social Services are strengthening our senior management arrangements.  We are looking for people with a strong value base, who are committed to a strength based practice approach and who are genuinely passionate about working alongside children, young people, families and communities to bring about change and generate positive outcomes for the benefit of current and future generations.

Cardiff stands proud as the capital of, and largest city in, Wales. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation for its wide range of cultural, sporting and family attractions. Cardiff was recently voted Europe's 'third best' capital city to live in by the European Union survey and it’s clear to see why.

There are a range of roles available including: leading practice in adults and children’s services, commissioning, business systems and transformation and social care service delivery. 

You will be joining an experienced leadership team who are committed to doing the right thing, focussed on connecting strategy to improved operational delivery and invested in developing and empowering our frontline workforce. 

We are passionate about strength based working and building effective relationships at every level. This ethos underpins our approach to both the people whose lives we have the privilege to work with and our relationship with providers and partners across statutory and non-statutory organisations and within communities. 

We are working to signs of safety in our children’s services and outcome focussed practice in adult services.  We are developing strong commissioning relationships based on flexibility, openness and transparency, high trust and agreed outcomes.  We understand the importance of being intelligence lead through modern business systems which support the work we do.

We have strong partnerships and work in an integrated way with third sector, education, the NHS, housing, community development and beyond. Intrinsic to our approach is our underpinning ethos that people are experts in their own lives. We need to support our workforce to get alongside the children, young people, families, adults and communities we work with, to hear their voice, promote their rights, and strive to achieve the outcomes that are important to them.

So, if you are person centred in your values, experienced, motivated, emotionally intelligent, resilient and committed to doing the right thing and would like to be an important part of a diverse, challenging and forward looking Social Services team, we would love hear from you.
If you are interested in a further discussion about any role, please contact Claire Marchant, Director of Social Services, on 02920 873803, claire.marchant@cardiff.gov.uk.

Interviews will take place on 16th and 17th July 2019.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community and LGBT+ communities
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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