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Social Services Managers and Directors

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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £23219. Normal pay is £40178 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £95088.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with representatives of other relevant agencies.
  • Studies and advises upon changes in legislation that will impact upon social service provision.
  • Monitors and evaluates departmental performance with a view to improving social service provision.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of social services staff.
  • Etermines staffing, financial, material and other short and long-term needs.
  • Provides leadership and management to ensure services are delivered in accordance with statutory requirements and in line with the local authority social services department.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening


  • Monitoring


  • Writing


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Learning


  • Learning Strategies


  • Critical Thinking


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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