Children & Young People Manager

  • £23,000-£25,000
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Imago

Be part of something amazing!

We are looking for a manager to join our Children and Young people team delivering services for Young Carers and disabled children. Maybe you have management experience already or are looking to take the next step in your career… this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

You will join a team who are dedicated to providing consistent, high quality services that enable Young People to improve their wellbeing, build resilience and achieve their full potential. In this role, you will manage and develop small teams working across Kent and East Sussex, overseeing planning and delivery of services activities, and supervising team leaders and delivery staff. You will be required to support the delivery of some activities in person. Manager responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating targets and performance, with a strong focus on outcomes.

You should be able to form effective relationships with young people, colleagues and volunteers; and have a good understanding of professional boundaries. The role involves networking and developing relationships with a range of statutory agencies, education providers, and voluntary and community partners; and you will deliver presentations and attend events to represent and promote services.

Applicants should have relevant experience in social care, health, education or voluntary and community sectors relating to working with Children and Young People. You should also have experience of working with complex family dynamics, and knowledge of issues affecting young people and families, including mental health and substance abuse.

As a manager, you will demonstrate an understanding of and ensure adherence to confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and other organisational policy. We have several offices across Kent, so base is flexible, and you should be prepared to travel as part of the role. Car driver essential.

Are you ready to take the lead?

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, and the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision-making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people. Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at for a full application.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

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