West Yorkshire
£30,267 - £32,495 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

NYAS is the leading provider of advocacy and associated service across the UK. NYAS shares the opinion that every child or young person experiencing care should have the same chance to live happy, healthy and rewarding lives as their peers. At NYAS we listen to what children and young people want, care about what they say and empower them to get their voice heard. We ensure their wishes and feelings are expressed and acted upon to improve their situation and help them to build a better future.


If you are looking for a rewarding role with an organisation that makes a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you.


We are currently recruiting for a Service Manager who will have the responsibility for local authority commissioned Advocacy and Independent Visitor services in Lancashire, Cumbria and West Yorkshire, as well as some independent services to other providers.


In this role you will be responsible for the management and support of staff delivering these services and you will also be expected to support new services in the surrounding areas. Other key responsibilities the Service Manager will hold includes:


  • Responsibility for the development, co-ordination and delivery of identified services according to the opportunities and service specification of the contracts commissioned in the region.

  • Convene, co-chair and participate in meetings in consultation with the operations manager/ director and to support and participate in training events and any promotional work of NYAS.

  • Liaise and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant agencies and stakeholders in accordance with the development strategy for the region

  • Identify opportunities for the growth of potential NYAS projects beyond that of local authority contracts.

  • Have responsibility for the development, co-ordination and delivery of identified services according to the opportunities and service specification of the contracts commissioned in the region.


You must have a professional qualification in social work or another relevant field and have substantial proven practice experience in delivering direct work to children, young people and vulnerable adults in a social care setting. You will also need to have experience in supervising staff and volunteer as well as experience and understanding of budgets.


Due to the geographical area of our services, we are looking for candidates who reside within Lancashire, Cumbria and West Yorkshire. This is a home based role but you will be expected to travel widely according to the demands of the post.


In return for joining NYAS you will receive the following benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years (pro rata)

  • Company sick pay

  • Salary sacrifice pension contributions

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Cycle to work scheme


For more information please view the attached recruitment pack which contains the job description and person specification.


Note for candidates - please apply through our website and when completing the application form, it is important that you refer to the person specification within the job description and detail how you can evidence the criteria.


NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and a Digital Risk Assessment.


NYAS is an equal opportunities employer


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications.


Previous applicants need not apply.

Refreshed on: 06 February 2020
Closed date: 21 February 2020
Tags: Management, Social Work

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