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Herefordshire Council - Service Manager - Care Experienced Children & Young People - up to £450

Job Title: Herefordshire Council - Service Manager - Care Experienced Children & Young People - up to £450
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Herefordshire
Salary: £450 per day
REF: ELLM191094
Contact Name: Ethan Leuii
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Service manager for Herefordshire council.

Monday - Friday

Temp Contract

Pay rate - £450 Daily

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life.  It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in the Children & Families Directorate.

How do we do this?  By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!

Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives.  This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.

Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.


Reporting to the Head of Care Experienced Children and Young People (Head of Corporate Parenting) you will be expected to provide strong and visible leadership for the Children in Care service.

The Service Manager for Children in Care plays a critical role in driving high quality practice for children in Herefordshire’s care. The role involves helping managers and practitioners to be the best they can be and creating the best practice environment for staff. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring high standards of corporate parenting with the Local Authority and wider partnership.

As a leader, you will be focused on embedding relationship based work in your service, and will be involved in escalated decisions, acting on behalf of the local authority as a corporate parent. Herefordshire is on an improvement journey so in this role it’s vital to engage daily in conversations about what we can do better, in order to have a purposeful impact on the lives of Herefordshire most vulnerable Children in Care Leavers. The post holder will also have a matrix management responsibility for Team Manager of Children with Disabilities and Family Links (Children Contact)

This service has 3 teams with responsibility for children in care ranging from 0 to 18 and 1 Team Manager for Leaving Care. Securing permanence for children is central to the work of the service, you will be responsible for overseeing that appropriate steps are taken with this aim in mind.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape a service and drive improvements. Your work will really make a huge difference in these young people’s lives. This could be a career defining role.


You will be an inspiring leader who will work constructively and creatively with the managers reporting to you and the social workers responsible for directly working with children and young people. You will be a confident decision maker and able to instil confidence with children, staff, peers, and partners.

We need you to be deeply interested in the conditions that make for the best social care practice and leadership. You will believe firmly in keeping our children in care at the centre of the decisions we make. You will need to believe in the value of meaningful, purposeful practice, and priorities for improvement. You will be kind, creative and supportive to others around you. You will have an excellent track record of delivering successful outcomes for young people. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development, actively seeking avenues of learning and improvement for yourself and others.


4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Luke Mathurin on