Service Manager (Safeguarding and Quality Assurance)

190000LD Requisition #

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £49,299 - £60,254


Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

Camden is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and experienced Service Manager to work in Safeguarding and Quality Assurance where you will take operational management responsibility for the LADO role and the Independent Reviewing Officers (Child Protection) and an area of development work.


This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference for Children and Young People and their families in Camden by further developing the Quality Assurance Service. You will help ensure we realise Camden’s vision of providing an exceptional service where children and young people are the centre of everything we do!


You will be joining a Leadership and Management team here at Camden, which has been described by Ofsted as “outstanding”. On top of this you will benefit from our unique Camden model of Social work, our collaborative work with the Department of Education as Partners in Practise, and our innovation fund project “Right Balance for Families”.


Find out more about the ‘Camden model of Social Work’ by clicking here


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be considered for this post it is essential the successful candidate is a fully qualified, accredited Social Worker registered with the HCPC alongside a Leadership/Management qualification such as ILM Level 4 or 5 and/or experience of supervising teams.


The successful candidate will have previous demonstrable experience in working with vulnerable children, young people and their families in the field of social care or other field related to social deprivation. This must be coupled with extensive experience of managing teams in the delivery of a range of intervention and support services to vulnerable children and young people.

To find out more about the Quality Assurance service and life in the QA team here at Camden Council, listen to our webinar from Martin Pratt (Executive Director of Supporting People), Anne Turner (Director of Childrens Safeguarding and Social Work) and the QA team themselves by clicking here


About Camden 


Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.


Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 22 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: 4th or 5th November 2019

Please quote reference: 190000LD

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

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