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Social Work Practice Manager

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: C862DT
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 09:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/10/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours.
  • Salary: Salary up to £45,478 per annum inc market premia* Option of Lease Car or Essential User Allowance up to £1239 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL

About the role

Do you want to work for an authority where you can truly make a difference in a collaborative and supportive environment?

Following a positive Ofsted inspection in October 2015, Medway is continuing to grow from strength to strength. To continue our journey, we are now looking to recruit Social Work Practice Managers.

To help us deliverthe best service possible we have introduced an area based model of delivery with Practice Managers supporting small pods of workers. The service is being re-modelled using a whole system approach, with each pod providing holistic services, based on establishing relationships with families and other service providers in their areas. We will focus on systemic practice, with practitioners supported through an accredited training programme to deliver purposeful interventions, and use tools to support structured professional judgement in the assessment and analysis of risk.

In this new role you will not hold cases but instead you will manage a small pod of four social workers and use your expertise and knowledge to strengthen their practice. You will be managed by an Area Social Work Manager.

We aim to let you know if you have been shortlisted within 5 days of reciept of your application.

About you

This role requires you to be a qualified social worker with significant experience of working with children and families. You will be an inspiring and motivating manager giving everyone in each pod the platform to deliver their best work and really make a difference.

Your enthusiasm and passion will help you to develop new strategies and positive outcomes, Your calm and focused approach will enable you to support your social workers to work together and deliver excellent, evidence based practice which really makes a difference to the lives of children and families.

Rewards and Training Offer

We understand that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and continue on its success journey.

We are committed to your professional development and will ensure you have the right resources and training to enable you to provide a first class service.

Our award winning Social Work Academy will offer you opportunities to undertake training in systemic practice as well as other areas and be part of our accredited leadership and management programme which includes the ILM qualification, Practice Educator Award, coaching and shadowing opportunities as well as peer led action learning sets. In addition you will be provided with corporate membership to Research in Practice where you will have an opportunity to access a wide range of training events and resources.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Medway and help us achieve our mission of being good to outstanding in 2017.

To find out more about Medway as an area , a place to work and our full benefits, please visit our dedicated microsite

The salary for our practice managers is up to £41478 with a market premia of £4,000 per annum. In additon you will have an Option of a Lease Car or Essential User Allowance up to £1239 per annum.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact:

  • Róisín Madden; Head of Children’s Safeguarding – 01634 337302
  • Kelly Cogger; SW Manager Children’s Advice and Duty Service - 01634 335618
  • Deborra John; Area SW Manager – 01634 335625
  • Nicoleta Stangu; Area SW Manager – 01634 334104
  • Iva Kosoko; Area SW Manager – 01634 337307
  • Amanda Gillard; Area SW Manager 01634 335498

Alternatively you can contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878 who will be able to put you through to a relevant manager.

Important Information

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

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