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Social services managers and directors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£8,320 pile of coins

Age 35

£39,520 pile of coins

Age 50

£49,400 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £34,840

What does this career do?

Social services managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary to protect the welfare of certain groups within local authorities including children and young people, families under stress, people with disabilities, elderly people and people needing help as a result of illness.

Typical tasks

  • provides leadership and management to ensure services are delivered in accordance with statutory requirements and in line with the local authority social services department’s policies and procedures
  • determines staffing, financial, material and other short and long-term needs
  • plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of social services staff
  • monitors and evaluates departmental performance with a view to improving social service provision
  • studies and advises upon changes in legislation that will impact upon social service provision
  • liaises with representatives of other relevant agencies.

Current entry requirements

Entry is usually through internal promotion for those with the appropriate professional qualifications and relevant experience. Post-qualifying professional qualifications and in-service training are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2017)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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