Job Description

Children’s Services Manager  

Contract type: Permanent

Available posts:   1                         

Area Covered: Midlands


Barnardo’s National Counter Trafficking Service runs several different services across England and Wales. This includes the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service, a statutory provision set out in Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Do you want to improve the lives of young people affected by modern slavery? Do you have immigration, social care or criminal justice experience? Are you an experienced manager who is ready to join a passionate growing team and step up to this challenge? If your answers are yes, we want to hear from you.

Our Children’s Services Managers:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to a regional team which could include, Team Managers, Senior Practitioners, Independent Child Trafficking Guardians, Independent Child Trafficking Guardians – Post 18, Regional Practice Coordinators and Regional Practitioners
  • Develop best practice in practitioners work with young people who have been trafficked
  • Ensure that all young people supported by the Service are referred into the National Referral Mechanism
  • Hold responsibility and oversight for all safeguarding and risks management decision-making
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed, including those related to staff wellbeing
  • Implement robust recording, data management and collection practices and present data in report format as require
  • Build relationships of trust with strategic and operational stakeholders within the region
  • Represent the Service at operational and strategic forums, both locally and nationally
  • Support team learning and development, both locally and nationally
  • Contribute to developing an evidence base around work with children and young people who have been trafficked

This is a Home-Based role but will involve some travel around the region to meet with staff and attend meetings. Do you drive? Do you have access to a car? If the answers are yes, we want to hear from you.

What are the benefits of joining the National Counter Trafficking Service?

  • Extensive training, development and progression pathway
  • Line management and clinical supervision
  • 26 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and additional annual leave purchase scheme
  • Travel expenses for work at 45p per mile
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Flexible Working and Time Off in Lieu
  • Access to Barnardo’s Retirement Savings Plan
  • Cycle to work scheme, offers from major high-street brands and discounts on cinema tickets and holidays

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