Children Services Manager

  • Croydon
  • £37,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Reedham Childrens Trust
  • 25-30 hours per week


What we do

Reedham Children’s Trust provides support for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and has done so for 175 years. We adapt our services as social needs change, always seeking the most innovative and effective ways to help. Collaborating with grassroots organisations and schools we offer practical, emotional and inspirational support, helping to raise aspirations and transform the lives of vulnerable children.


How we help

Education offers one of the strongest routes out of poverty, and educational opportunity is at the core of our work. We invest in young people who need our help: with projects ranging from funding places at nurturing boarding schools, to offering programmes in day schools and the community aimed at developing leadership, confidence and resilience. We support them through a relationship that spans the length of their school years – empowering these young people to achieve a brighter future. 


28 hrs pw Monday – Thursday (with flexibility) pro rata salary £37,000 - £40,000


Responsibility for the leadership and management of the Children’s Services team to ensure that the charity’s services are relevant, high quality and effective in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people.


Work actively with the CEO in providing vision, leadership and direction to ensure that the charity’s services to young people are delivered to the highest standard and are consistent with Reedham’s Mission and Values. 


Values and Motivation:

  • Highly focused on delivery, results and an excellent return on investment
  • Empathy with the mission, values and strategic aims of Reedham Children’s Trust
  • Commitment to overall organisational success

 Management of Children’s Services:

  • Assume responsibility for Reedham’s Safeguarding procedures, as Reedham’s Child Protection Officer (CPO).
  • Ensure Safeguarding policies are up to date and delivery of all services are compliant with current child protection legislation.
  • Ensure all staff and trustees are adequately trained in Safeguarding.
  • Provide leadership and management of the operational activities of the Children’s Services team.
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of effective service delivery.


At least 3 years’ experience of successfully leading a Children’s Services team ( Education/ Recreation/ Care)

  • Excellent relationship and management skills which create and maintain quality internal and external relationships with stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of current child protection legislation
  • Experience of school based project development and management


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