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Team Manager - Family and Friends Assessment Team
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/21/150422
  • Published: Fri 07/05/2021, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 01/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours
  • Salary: £44,863 - £56,075 (Plus a relocation package of up to £8,000 & Incentive Payment of £3,000. Terms & conditions will apply).
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Team Manager - Family and Friends Assessment Team

Calling experienced and passionate leaders looking for a new direction....

At Birmingham Children’s Trust, we are committed to keeping children within their family networks when it is no longer possible to live with their birth parents.

As the Team Manager of a Family and Friends Assessment Team you will be responsible for a team of social workers and senior practitioners, who you will support and lead to deliver consistent high quality assessments that identify the strengths and support needs of carers, so to ensure that the child in their care achieves the best possible outcomes.

About you.....

You will be a skilled and inspirational leader, providing motivation, supervision and support to a mixed social work team.  You will be confident in delivering our vision, strategy and direction within your team. You will ensure that you strategically operationally manage the performance of all workers to guarantee the highest standards of social work practice across all assessments and direct work.

You will have a strong management background with a child-focused multi-disciplinary approach.  You will be experienced in overseeing an assessment focused team, so ideally have a background in complex fostering assessments, including SGO's, Connected Persons and Form F's.  This will be coupled with your robust threshold knowledge, as well exceptional planning skills always with the child's voice at the centre of our decision making.

You will be used to overseeing and managing financial budgets, have strong interpersonal and personnel management skills, as well as maintaining positive professional relationships internally and externally with multi-agencies partnership working.

About us......

You will be part of a very supportive, dynamic, expanding team contributing to our service and the wider Trust commitment on our improvement journey to ‘Good’. 

You will:

  • be part of a positive, supportive, ‘can-do’ improving service
  • receive regular support and supervision
  • have access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • receive opportunities to contribute to our service improvement journey

To find out more about the Trust click HERE

To find out more about our exceptional offer, rewards and benefit scheme click HERE

To find out more about Birmingham as a place to live click HERE

For all informal enquiries, please contact: 

Alison O'Connor – Head of Service:   Alison.O'Connor@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk / 07912470757

or Kim Smith–Assistant Head of Service: kim.x.smith@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk / 07885235369

If you would like to speak to a team member, please contact Danielle Grandison, Senior social worker - Danielle.Grandison@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk / 07892786400

Interviews will be held w/c 14/6/21 and 21/6/21.