Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council

Contract– Permanent

Hours- 37 per week

Salary– NJC Grade H3 £44,428- £48,474


Our highly successful IPS employment service is going through a period of rapid expansion.  We need an experienced IPS Service Manager to provide leadership and direction to the service which operates across Lancashire and South Cumbria, currently operating in all Community Mental Health Teams, and to steer and integrate its growth into Primary Care Networks.

Our service was rated ‘good’ at a recent Fidelity Audit and the service now holds the IPS Quality Mark.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, high performing, dynamic individual to head up our team of IPS Employment Specialists and Seniors, to drive performance and quality of delivery.

This is a very exciting time to be joining us as you will be at the forefront of our 5 year expansion plan and therefore we are looking for someone who holds an NVQ Level 4 or above in a relevant discipline and a management qualification at Level 5 or equivalent demonstrable experience of both of these.  The ability to travel across the region is essential for this role.

Blackpool Council offers a competitive range of benefits including:

* Flexible working options

* Generous annual leave of 26 days plus bank holidays, rising to 28 at 5 years and 32 at ten years with  options to buy additional leave

* Competitive pension scheme

* Special leave for caring responsibilities

* Maternity, paternity and adoption leave above the statutory minimum

* Childcare voucher scheme and corporate leisure scheme

* Individualised professional development opportunities

* Occupational health scheme and Employee Assistance Scheme for free counselling, legal and financial advice

* Range of travel benefits: train season ticket, car sharing, cycling scheme, staff parking

* Range of employee discounts to national attractions e.g. Merlin attractions

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory reference history of at least two years, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of Right to Work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and amendments to the exemptions order, which mean that certain offences are ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed, guidance on the “filtering” of offences can be found at New filtering rules for DBS certificates (from 28 November 2020 onwards) – GOV.UK (