Childrens Team Manager

Posted 13 March 2024
Salary £49498 - £51515 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, Gloucestershire County Council, is looking for a Team Manager to join their team!


NOTE: Applications from Skilled Workers already living and working in the UK will be considered, with the following additional criteria:
* currently registered with SWE
* looking to move Certificate of Sponsorship and relocate to Gloucestershire

We are currently looking for permanent Team Managers to join our assessment and safeguarding teams. This is an exciting opportunity for Senior/ Advanced Practitioners to step up into a managerial role or already accomplished Team Managers to join a nurturing and supportive local authority.

About us
For all your hard work. You will receive the following.
* Between £49,498 - £51,515 per annum subject to experience*
* Annual retention payment of £2,000
* Welcome payment of £5,000
* Hybrid working opportunities (2-3 days in the office)
* 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
*Please note that we pay up to £51,515 per annum, depending on experience and we pay an initial welcome payment of £5,000.

ight child, right support, right time, every time

Gloucestershire's vision is "to work together to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable."

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

We are a local authority adopting, and training all colleagues in, systemic social work practice. If you would like to join an authority that takes a relational approach to working with families and focuses on what needs to change in the system around a child and family to enable children to thrive, then consider a role with GCC.

About you

As a Team Manager, we'll ask you to lead and support a team of social workers to deliver services of the highest quality. Ensuring statutory duties and best practice is followed, you'll develop a team plan in line with Children's Services strategic objectives and provide management oversight on all cases with a clear understanding of risk. Your role will focus on managing the team's workflow and quality assuring work through observations, reflective supervision and GCC's quality assurance framework, as well as contributing towards the development of the framework itself. Through building positive relationships with colleagues within both the service and partner agencies, you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for vulnerable children and young people across the County.

As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:
* Social Work England registration
* Experience at Senior Social worker level
* A recognised qualification in Social Work
* To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
* A full driving licence and willingness to drive
* Enhanced DBS clearance