Children’s Team Manager

By November 16, 2023 No Comments
Job Category: Permanent
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Gloucestershire

Are you a Senior/Advanced Practitioners wanting to step up into a managerial role or already accomplished Team Manager looking to join a nurturing and supportive local authority?

If so, this job may be for you. Read now to find out!

The successful candidate will lead, manage and be accountable for a team of social workers and other professionals in the delivery of statutory duties to children, young people and families.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Lead and provide day to day management of the team, providing appropriate support, personal development review and performance management to ensure the delivery of high quality services, the safety and well-being of the staff and effective use of resources.
  • Develop a clear team plan which links the strategic objectives of the organisation, local improvements in performance and learning from complaints.
  • Provide monthly supervision which is reflective but provides clear direction and challenge and prevent drift and delay in the child’s journey.
  • Provide management oversight on all cases which evidences understanding of risk.
  • Quality assure the work of the team by a range of means including case file audit, DIP sampling, observations, and reflective supervision, and any other means as outlined in the quality assurance framework, and contribute to further developments of the framework.
  • Have management oversight on strategy meetings, CP conferences and PLO meetings, ensuring the quality and timeliness are achieved.
  • Make use of performance data and lead on the management and monitoring of team performance, holding performance clinics to improve operational outcomes in the team.
  • Develop quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders ensuring the best outcomes are achieved for children and young people.
  • Manage the budget of the team effectively and take actions to ensure the budget does not overspend.
  • Manage complaints effectively and ensuring complaints are resolved as quickly as possible and ensuring responses to complaints are of good quality and reflect understanding of the customer issues and in line with procedures.
  • Support, promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  • Lead on all people management areas of work including human resources and SAP responsibilities.

Personal Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and related law, guidance and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Procedures and Frontline work.
  • Qualified Social Worker and registered with Social Work England.
  • 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.

Working Hours: 09:00am – 17:00pm, Monday – Friday / Hybrid 

Salary: £49,498.00 to £51,515.00 


  • Annual retention payment of £2,000.
  • Welcome bonus of £5,000.
  • Hybrid working opportunities (2-3 days in the office).
  • 25.5 days holiday rising to 30.5 after 5 years.

All areas considered with a relocation allowance up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply).

Applications from Skilled Workers already living and working in the UK will be considered.

Key Words: Social Care, Children, Manager

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