Social Care

Head of Service – Children in Care and Care leavers

Job description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing strategic plans tailored to address the unique complex needs of children in care and care leavers in Jersey.
  • Providing visionary leadership to guide the team in achieving positive outcomes aligned with the organisation's mission and values.
  • Overseeing the delivery of support services, ensuring they align with the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.
  • Establishing and maintaining robust quality assurance mechanisms to continually enhance service provision and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Leading and inspiring a multidisciplinary team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
  • Providing mentorship and professional development opportunities to team members, ensuring continuous growth and improvement.
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, community organizations, and educational institutions.
  • Representing the organisation at forums and collaborating with external partners to advocate for the needs of children in care and care leavers.
  • Managing the budget for the Complex Needs, Children in Care, and Care Leavers service, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and financial sustainability.


  • Significant experience in a leadership role within a similar setting.
  • Relevant professional qualification in social work, child welfare, or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of the complexities associated with children in care and care leavers.
  • Familiarity with Jersey's regulatory framework and local context is advantageous.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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