Resources Team Manager, Open to flexible working

London (North), London (Greater)
£45,504 - £52,786 per annum
12 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type

Location: Vadnie Bish House, 33-43 Caversham Road, London NW5 2DR

Salary: £45,504 - £52,786

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 


The Role

Camden Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work have a fantastic opening for the right individual to progress and gain invaluable experience for the future.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and influential Team Manager for our Resources Team, who will ensure the provision of a high quality, comprehensive and effective service whilst providing professional leadership to the team and facilitate collaboration within a multi-agency context. The Resources Team works closely with the Looked After Children and Care Leaver service and the Fostering and Permanence teams.

In our September 2017 OFSTED Inspection Camden was judged a good service with some outstanding features. Our achievements are numerous and include the implementation of a multi-agency children and young people's strategy which has assisted the move towards closer integration of services and multi-agency working.  As Team Manager you will focus on embedding the Camden Model of Social Work to develop and embed systemic thinking and way of working, to deliver good quality social work practice and partnership working thereby effecting improved outcomes for children and families.

If you share these values we would love you to apply.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About You

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of management and leadership within children’s services, whilst taking the responsibility of ensuring the team is appropriately resourced, managed and supported. You will demonstrate the ability to lead teams to desired business targets, motivate staff and drive performance levels as well as Supervisory experience in social work.

A comprehensive knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children particularly the Children Act 1989, Care Standards Act 2000, the Children’s Homes Regulations (England) 2015, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, National Minimum Standards and other relevant guidance and standards governing work with children and families is required.

Possess analytical and budget competences as well as IT skills in recording and maintaining data and record information system, experience with strategic and project management would be beneficial.  Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills with a diverse range of professionals.

You must hold a valid Social Work Qualification and be HCPC registered.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.


Closing dates for applications: Thursday 3 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 14 October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000ME

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

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