Team managers (Social Care), flexible options avaialable

Lambeth, London (Greater)
£48690 - £51555
19 Jan 2017
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Up to £51,555 (inclusive of £4,600 market supplement)

For us, improvement isn’t just about the bigger picture. It’s also about delivering high quality care, support and guidance, on the ground day in and day out. As a team manager you’ll need to make sure we have social work practice of the highest calibre, and that each social worker is empowered to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. You'll have a distinct and significant role in the transformation of our service. HCPC-registered with a recognised social work qualification and supervisory experience gained in a children’s social care setting, you could be an experienced social worker looking for an excellent development opportunity or a talented practitioner manager ready for a new challenge. A creative problem solver, your can-do approach and commitment to quality will inspire your team to achieve excellence.

We have 30+ team manager roles across the board of Children’s Social Care; looked after children, fostering and adoption, referral and assessment, children with disabilities, family support & child protection, and quality assurance. Each has a unique professional nuance but the aim is for universal quality management.

Lambeth is a great place for both new and experienced team managers. A Lambeth team manager is the leader for their team, ensuring that the team’s work is purposeful, that risk is managed well and intervention is only undertaken when it is in the child’s best interests.

Our team managers are each responsible for six social workers and are supported by a dedicated business support officer, who acts as a ‘super-charged PA’ to the whole team.

You will be well supported by your service manager and part of our ongoing Active Leadership Groups as part of our ‘high support, high challenge’ management culture. You will also be supported to attend the Firstline leadership development programme as part of your development.

You will be accountable for the performance of your team and we have high expectations, but you will also have real autonomy to make the changes you see fit. You will be responsible for running regular group supervision with a focus on consistently high practice and you can draw on the support of advanced practitioners who can help your social workers and can co-work the most complex cases in your team.

All our team managers:

  • Manage a small team of only six social workers
  • Have a dedicated business support officer to support their team
  • Are part of active leadership groups which are about embedding our new heart of practice and leadership culture
  • Receive high quality ongoing training in systemic theory and methodologies; Signs of Safety and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Earn up to £51½k including market supplement
  • Access to great transport links and easy to access office location
  • Receive a comprehensive pay and benefits package including 26 days annual leave (rising to 31 days for those with continuous service of more than five years), generous maternity, paternity and adoptive leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bike loan, interest free computer loan.