Community Support and Assessment Manager - Aspire Social Work Services

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £42,900 per annum (plus performance related pay scheme)

Who are we:
Aspire is a rapidly expanding, family run business sitting at the forefront of the social work and family support sector. Founded in 2009 and based just outside of Exeter, Devon, the business devotes itself to delivering an unprecedented, research based service and level of support to the families and children they represent across the Southwest of England.
With an outstanding reputation within the Family Court System, Aspire aims to deliver something different; a trusted, compassionate and innovative service based on its core values of inspiration, connection, appreciation and kindness.

Why work for us:
When joining Aspire, you will become part of a small, highly regarded organisation. With a strong moral and ethical compass at our core, we make it our priority to go above and beyond for both our employed and self-employed staff, ensuring that everyone becomes a valued and trusted, long term, member of the team.

The opportunity:
We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Community Support and Assessment Manager to join the team. In this post, you will have the chance to become an inspiring leader and to be part of the dedicated management team which is driving Aspires exciting future.
Aspire Social Work has a strong reputation of delivering high quality independent social work assessments across the South of England and this has, over the last 5 years, extended into the provision of community-based support. This is either as part of an assessment process or as a targeted intervention, to promote parenting knowledge and skills.
Due to the success of the project, Aspire are seeking to recruit a second highly experienced and capable social worker who is able to manage all aspects of the community support and assessment work. This position will include managing new enquiries, commissioning, tendering and initial set up processes both with local authorities, the Courts and families.
The role will also have a strong focus on service development that is fully aligned to best practice in working with vulnerable parents and parents with a learning disability, including the quality assurance of the families’ and commissioners’ journey.

Essential skills:
• Be a qualified social worker with a minimum of five years post qualifying experience;
• Experience and knowledge in working within residential or community-based support for vulnerable families;
• A proven track record in effective child protection, safeguarding procedures and Court assessment and report writing;
• Commercial experience, business acumen and robust client relationship skills;
• A strong solution focus when responding to the needs of families, commissioners and other relevant professionals;
• Previous experience in commissioning, Ofsted registration and service development very desirable;
• Excellent verbal, written and organisational skills.

Benefits of the role:
• Paid travel time and mileage (for all work-related travel);
• 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata;
• 3 months full sick pay, 3 months half pay;
• Birthday off (paid);
• Gift vouchers and additional rewards given at different times throughout the year;
• Pension contributions;
• Ability to work from home;
• A dedicated annual training budget;
• Professional supervision from the Director.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthManagement & Senior Management

  • Salary Details

    £42,900 per annum (plus performance related pay scheme)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37.5 hours per week (flexibility will be required to accommodate the needs of the service)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required