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Service Manager - Disabled Children's Service

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Coalville Locality Office, 3 High Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EA 


Closing date:15 August 2022 at midnight 

  • To champion improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire.
  • To lead the management and development of effective and coordinated services for Disabled Children and their families across Leicestershire, in particular to meet the requirements of government programmes and regulation.
  • To lead the planning and delivery of effective support for young people’s transition into adulthood and adult services
  • To lead Occupational Therapy assessment and response.
  • To contribute as a member of the leadership team to Service Development and evaluation

  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Evidence of continued learning and development
  • Professional Body Membership 
  • Experience of developing high quality commissioning and procurement services, in accordance with statutory requirements and the strategic business need of the organisation and its external partners. 
  • Experience of managing services for disabled children 
  • Significant experience of influencing partners to deliver within the framework of an overall programme, using leadership, influence and negotiation skills. 
  • Able to use a broad range of resources to research and analyse information and data, provide clear recommendations and decisions, in order to inform service and policy planning.
  • Successful track record of planning, managing and delivering transformation strategies,  programmes and/or projects in time and on budget, securing organisational efficiencies where possible 
  • Working with local authority senior managers, Members or in a political environment. 
  • Actively demonstrating the values of the authority: Being positive; The desire to achieve results; Flexibility; Co-operation; Speaking up.
  • To be Highly analytical and disciplined.

 Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page

For informal enquires please contact Gareth Dakin  Tel: 0116 305 53518  Email: 

We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
 We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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