Social services manager or director
- 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.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for social services manager or director is £34,445
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,012. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for social services manager or director roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £34,445 per year. That is about £2,870 per month or £17.66 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,888, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,872
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,012 people are employed in the region.