About the role
To us a Team Manager isn’t just about managing – it’s about making a difference and inspiring those around you.
You’ll play a crucial role in leading the team in first class service delivery across the breadth of front door services including Triage, R&A and MASH - securing consistently positive outcomes for children and young people.
As our ‘front door’ lead, you’ll champion new and creative methods of working. You’ll pick up the mantel in continuing some of the excellent and innovative work that is already in motion. This uses early interventions to accelerate the best outcomes for our children at the soonest opportunity. We don’t believe in waiting and letting things ‘take their course’ when any child is suffering or potentially at risk.
You’ll also be involved in other cutting-edge work, such as our Practice Framework, Signs of Safety initiative and commitment to restorative practice.
You and your team will place a hefty emphasis on working collaboratively with families, schools and partners to find better, faster and more holistic solutions. In doing so, you will help equip those around you with the skills and confidence they need, whilst at the same time listening, understanding and learning from them.
In this role, you will not only develop your own professional skill set but you will also be passionate about developing those around you to be the best in the profession. We are committed to, not only offering the best services, but also enabling everyone to develop their careers.
You’ll be a driven, flexible and innovative social care professional with experience in front door services, albeit may not be across the breadth of those falling under this remit.
You’ll understand thresholds and the importance of data, performance management and an evidenced based approach.
As a manager, you’ll provide a clear sense of direction, promote a positive working culture and engender a great team spirit. You’ll lead by example - maintaining the highest standards of practice - and empowering others to do the same.
Wokingham is a small but highly ambitious authority.
A closer look at our Children’s Services will uncover a network of high performing teams that are boldly turning social work on its head.
Free from conventions, we are purely focused on providing the highest level of care and have placed ourselves in the very best position to do so. Our team members enjoy a stable environment that allows space to think and promotes an innovative approach to social work practice.
This combined with an extensive list of benefits and a commitment to the continual development of every member of the service makes Wokingham the best choice for the next step in your social work career.
How to apply
If you feel that you have what it takes to stand amongst the very best in the sector then we want to hear from you.
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible. We just ask for you to complete an online application form and provide brief information against a couple of specific application questions.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email
Interview date: 07 and 08 February 2017
Closing date: 30/01/17