Senior Roles

It takes time to discover the details that matter. And it takes focus to help the person behind the condition. So at Rutland, we provide ourselves on committed, continuous care. We get closer.

We get closer to service users. Our social workers see cases through from referral to resolution, and look to strong, experienced leaders to enable them to provide the right support for the individuals they work with. Ensuring that the teams are close to key decisions, our managers lead strategy, policy and operations and orchestrate partners to deliver services. All with the support of an open, encouraging management team and a Business Intelligence Manager working across the directorate to ensure the right information is available to enable managers to make the right decisions regarding their services. We may be England’s smallest council, but as the Rutland motto goes: ‘multum in parvo’. We deliver much in little.

We are looking for a particular mindset in those joining our leadership team: solution-focused and highly motivated by the challenge of carrying a complex portfolio of both strategic and operational responsibilities.”  

Mark Andrews
Strategic Director for People


Whilst we do not have any vacancies at this level currently, if you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise at this level, please register your details on the Apply page. 

Service Manager - Children's Social Care

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£47,544 - £51,138 plus £5,000 market supplement

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for the right candidate; we are seeking a Service Manager to join our Children’s Social Care management team, working across the full breadth of Children Social Care, including our front door, Assessment and Intervention, Permanency and Protection Team and our Fostering, Adoption and Care Leaver Team.

The Children’s Social Care team in Rutland are very proud of the work they undertake and proud of the services they deliver to children and their families. We want the best for our children and families and as we continue to improve and develop the Service Manager role will support us to further embed good practice.   

We base our practice on the Signs of Safety and Relationship Model and we are looking for someone to join our team to take our service and practice to another level, further shaping children’s social work at Rutland.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career further. The breadth of social work practice and teams are one element, alongside considerable opportunities to work regionally on a number of projects and influence others - locally, regionally and nationally.

Whilst we are a small unitary local authority, we pride ourselves on the fact that our size supports us to develop something quite unique and special, and gives individuals some of the best experiences in personal development.  

 We need a skilled manager who can support across all aspects of social work practice – you’ll need to be robust, support innovative thinking and creative solutions. Our size enables us to work collaboratively with each other and with partners in a manner which supports good outcomes.

 You will need to have a professional social work qualification and be HCPC registered, with experience of managing complex and challenging social work teams (albeit this does not have to be at Tier 3).