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Deputy Manager

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Wigan Council

Wigan Life Centre South
College Avenue
WN1 1NJ 

Salary: Grade 9 £32,029 - £36,876 per annum

37 hours per week

Your role:

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of transforming services for children in care and on the edge of care. You will support the leadership of the team to ensure the delivery of outstanding residential and outreach services to children young people in care and on the edge of care.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with Portfolio Leads to provide a range of support and placement offers that improve permanence for young people on the edge of care and in care. You will promote family based care and support our ambition for all Children Looked After (CLA) to be cared for within the Wigan community.

About you:

You will be committed and passionate about improving outcome for the most vulnerable and complex children and families. You will have a detailed knowledge of Children’s Homes Regulations and Safeguarding Frameworks combined with an understanding of national best practice, leading on innovation programmes, and have the ability to continually improve practice.

You will need to provide support to the Manager who will lead and motivate a multi-agency team which is solution focused and has a positive attitude and hold an appropriate professional based qualification.

About us:

Children Services in Wigan are good, with an ambition to be outstanding. The Deal and Deal for Children and Young People outlines our ambition to transform our service to be asset based, with the child and family at the centre and drive our vision to support all children in Wigan to become confident resilient adults.

You will be part of a high functioning team and will passionately lead our ambitious service offer to improve outcomes for children in care and on the edge of care.

If you require further information, please contact Lynne Bennett or Vicky Hanlon on 01942 487150 or on email at or
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Interview date: week commencing Monday 17 June 2019

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures

The employer is committed to safeguarding

Successful applicants will be subjected to a 6 month probationary period 

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application deadline

11 59 pm

9th Jun 2019

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