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.
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.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £23,000 per annum and can progress up to £44,000 per annum.
There are currently 4,713 employed Social Services Managers & Directors in the region.