Birmingham, West Midlands
Solihull, West Midlands
£29,211 - £35,243 pa (under review) + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You have significant experience of direct client work in an alcohol, drug or mental health setting and are used to recruiting, line managing and supervising staff. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Service Manager.


Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.


We currently have two vacancies, one at our Solihull SIAS service and one at our Birmingham Young Peoples Service. 


The Solihull SIAS service (Solihull Integrated Addiction Services), is a partnership between the lead partner Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), Welcome, Changes UK and Aquarius. The service provides Drug and Alcohol substance misuse treatment and recovery support for adults and young people across Solihull, as well as homeless outreach, and floating support to clients who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed.  SIAS have a good track record of service delivery with the addiction service being recommissioned in 2018 and the vulnerable housing service being re commissioned in 2020. Within SIAS, Aquarius lead on Brief interventions, Family support, training and homelessness.


Our Birmingham Young People’s Service provides holistic support service for under 18s with needs related to substance misuse, including those that are affected by their parent’s substance misuse. The purpose of the role is to engage young people in a variety of interventions, using a young person centred approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase resilience and achieve positive outcomes. Primarily, the Service Manager will lead on the Young Peoples service however the role will also have oversight of and lead on the grant funds that we deliver across Birmingham. 


As Service Manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day operational management of the service. This will include the management and development of the Aquarius service, the financial performance, ensuring line management and clinical supervision for Aquarius staff, together with holding a small client caseload. You will also be responsible for the external and internal representation of Aquarius and the service as a whole.


An enthusiastic and determined leader, you will have a passion for delivering high quality services in a challenging environment. You’ll need a professional qualification in social care (e.g. NVQ Level 4 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing or Counselling) or significant recent management/supervisory experience in a relevant care setting. You’ll also need to be highly motivated and flexible with the ability to lead from the front and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary partnership. A management qualification or evidence of significant management training is also preferred. An energetic and confident self-starter, with lots of initiative, strong leadership skills and excellent literacy and numeracy, a flexible approach, good office IT skills and access to use of a car for travel within the local area are all essential too.


Both roles are permanent, requiring the post-holder to work 37 hours per week.


The salary for this role is £29,211.00-£35,243.00 dependant upon experience (under review).


We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.


This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.


So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.



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Posted on: 13 April 2021
Closing date: 13 May 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management
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