• Children's Services, Head of Service, Safeguarding, Service Manager

Service Manager – Family Safeguarding

  • Swindon
  • Temporary
  • 5 months ago
  • £500 Per Day

Job Information

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    Category Children's Services, Head of Service, Safeguarding, Service Manager
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    Posted On September 20, 2023

Job Description

Pixel Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced interim Service Manager for our clients Family Safeguarding service based in Swindon. Excellent rates on offer at £500 (Umbrella PAYE)  per day. This is a full time role based on 37 hours per week & is inside IR35. An initial contract is on offer until the end of January 2024 with the possibility to extend beyond this whilst they recruit permanently. 

We’re looking for a new Service Manager for our Family Safeguarding Team. You will work effectively with colleagues within the council and our partner agencies to deliver an integrated, strengths-based, and outcome focussed service in accordance with statutory responsibilities and regulations. If you are a dynamic individual with leadership qualities who shares this vision we want to hear from you. You may already have experience as a Service Manager or you may be stepping into this new level and want to use your experience to develop this service.

About us

There really has never been a more exciting time to join our client. We’re proud to be one of just a few local authorities in the country using the Family Safeguarding Model, bringing together one team of workers with a range of skills and knowledge to offer help and support to families around a wide range of problems. Our Family Safeguarding Model teams include:

  • Social workers – who work directly with families and support them to identify and make lasting changes for themselves that will improve their lives
  • Domestic abuse workers –who work with people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse to help them understand the impact on themselves and their children
  • Recovery workers – who work with families when they want support with alcohol or drug issues
  • Mental health workers – who support parents in understanding their thoughts and emotions and the impact their mental health challenges might be having on their children. Together, our teams combine their knowledge and expertise to assess the needs of the whole family, providing services and support to meet those needs.
  • We use motivational interviewing?(MI) – a strengths-based conversational approach to counselling that encourages families to improve their children’s welfare by enhancing their motivation to change.

In a recent Peer Review by Hertfordshire Centre of Practice in July 2023, our Children’s Services was commended for our staff’s commitment to working through the Family Safeguarding Model and highlighted many examples of good practice which are resulting in good outcomes for children, including how we use motivational interviewing techniques and strengths-based language. We’re looking for someone who is passionate and committed to making a real difference by embracing innovate ways of working with our partners and families and driving this model of working forward. Our commitment to your development: We will help you grow and progress in your career and make sure that you can access training and learning opportunities linked to the BASW competencies for career progression. We have an established Social Work & Leadership Academy that celebrates the best in professional practice in Social Work and Social Care Leadership. The Academy is an opportunity for us to demonstrate how we support, develop and value the professional disciplines in social work and social care through a targeted framework of career development and learning opportunities.


  • Previous experience of working as a Service Manager in a Safeguarding Service
  • Qualification in Social Work
  • Current Social Work England Registration
  • Enhanced DBS 
  • Current & Valid Right to Work in the UK

Benefits of working with Pixel Personnel:

  • Your own dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Excellent Rates of pay
  • Recommend a friend scheme – Receive £300 per successful referral*
  • Secure your own role Scheme – Receive £350 for finding or bringing your own position to Pixel Personnel*
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities Pixel Personnel have available feel free to click the ‘Apply’ button below or contact the team on 01920 898 704 or email your CV to us at Mark@pixelpersonnel.co.uk

*Terms and conditions are applicable to the recommend a friend and secure your own role scheme