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Support Services Manager

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £44,258 - £48,007 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Management
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40825
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40825
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £44,258 - £48,007 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Management

 

Lansdowne Secure Children’s home is one of only 14 in the UK and is a modern, state of the art building with excellent and diverse facilities. If you can judge children on there best days not their worst, we have a vacancy for a Support Services Manager to make an impact on the lives of children who need it the most.

The postholder will be responsible for leading the Support Services Team and ensuring the day-to-day financial, business and building operations of the service meet the needs of the children. Whilst this role is approximately 80% based at Lansdowne Secure home, there will be the need to visit our other children’s open homes and disability homes across the county to oversee the support services teams.

Some Core duties are listed below, but for a full list, please read the Job description:

  • Senior Leadership and Management of all aspects of Support Services, including reception, administration, information, finance, catering, facilities and housekeeping.
  • Support the Secure Childrens Home Service Manager (RHM) to provide clear and visible leadership in an inclusive and positive working environment, emphasising high quality outcomes for children and ensuring that the vision and ethos of the home is embraced and followed by all.
  • Ensure effective service delivery is maintained in line with the statement of Purpose and Function by responsibly and innovatively allocating the available resources; inclusive of negotiating and renegotiating contracts where required to ensure quality and best value.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Ability to manage a significant budget and meet financial efficiencies.
  • Project Management experience with the ability to delegate effectively
  • Negotiating and Influencing skills with a strong approach to quality assurance and remedy
  • Strong ICT skills

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application form be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. We look forward to hearing from you.

Interviews will take place face to face within two weeks of closing. 

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sheridan Hutchinson

Email: Sheridan.hutchinson@eastsussex.gov.uk

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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