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Locality Children's Services Manager-Children's Services

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14 Jun 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a key partner in Glasgow's HSCP's transformational agenda managing services focussed on an anti poverty and strengths based approach. Across North West Glasgow you will be managing the Health Visiting Service, continuing to implement the Revised Universal Pathway, manage and implement the School Nursing change agenda and oral and dental care. The postholder will become part of the NW Management team alongside Social Work and Specialist Children's Services.

The post holder may also manage any hosted services or thematic children's service developments on behalf of Greater Glasgow and Clyde as part of the broader team.

Provide leadership and have operational management responsibility for Children and Family Services in a locality, ensure the delivery of Children and Family Services outcomes in line with the planning frameworks.

The postholder will manage staff, be accountable for all aspects of service delivery and responsible for budget and physical resources for children services within the locality.

Ensure that the outcomes which have been set for Children and Family teams are delivered:
  • delivering quality, effective and responsive care and support services;
  • promoting service delivery that minimises health inequalities;
  • working in partnership with related services and agencies to ensure seamless provision of services;
  • ensuring access for the most vulnerable children and families;
  • ensuring clinical, financial and staff governance standards are met;
  • ensuring local and board wide agreed outcomes are met.

  • Approximately 100 staff.
  • Approximately £4m of staff and resources budget.
  • Main services, health visiting, school nursing, oral and dental care.
  • Parenting Services - individual and community capacity building.
  • Lead for Child Protection in the sector.

Educated to Degree Level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, with relevant management experience within a large complex organisation, preferably within the NHS, Local Authority or Public Sector.

Post graduate training to masters level. Ability to demonstrate integrity and effective leadership and management skills. The ability to develop and maintain effective, positive relationships with key partner organisations providing a positive role model for partnership, relationship and conflict management.Understanding of the NHS policy and service agenda in respect of Children and Primary Care Services. Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation, and policy direction for Children services. Demonstrate capacity to contribute to service planning and development locally and across Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the HSCP.

Informal contact: Liz Simpson, 0141 314 6250,

This position is based at Drumchapel Health Centre/ Callander Street and the shift pattern is Mon-Fri.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

EU Settlement Scheme

EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom.

Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

Further information:

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs.
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