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Team Managers - Children's Social Care
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 922
  • Published: Tue 28/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Team Managers - Children's Social Care

£48,819 - £51,837 per annum + £5,000 Market Supplement

We are holding a virtual Recruitment Open Evening on Thursday 14th October at 19:00. We invite you to join us to find out more about our journey and working for Newham: SIGN UP HERE


Newham Together – The best place for children and young people (click here to view our recruitment video)

There has never been a more exciting time to lead a social work team at Newham, as we continue driving towards our target of becoming a centre of excellence for children’s social care by 2023.

Team Managers at Newham can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their teams’ practice and enrich their learning. Team Managers can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals including career progression plans and training opportunities. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making; noted by Ofsted in our recent monitoring visit. We’re not there yet, but Newham is moving steadily in the right direction.

Newham offers a real opportunity for Team Managers to make a difference. Working with us will provide invaluable experience, career progression opportunities, and the chance to put being part of our journey to ‘Good’ on your CV.

Apply now, and be part of our success.


Team Managers play a vital role in supporting our Newham Together vision by ensuring that our social workers feel supported and that high quality practice is delivered to children and families. Team Managers are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing systemic practice to flourish.

Reporting to a Service Manager, Team Managers in most services lead teams of 6-7 social workers and are supported by an Assistant Team Manager. 

We are currently looking for Team Managers to join the following teams:

  • Assessment
  • Children in Care
  • Children with SEND

Please specify which team/s you are interested in as part of your supporting statement when you apply.

For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.


‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We're looking for resilient, experienced Team Managers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice, approaching management with energy and enthusiasm whilst always finding time to lend a sympathetic ear to the social workers in your team. You are an experienced systemic practitioner who takes a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You’re happiest assisting and inspiring your team towards achieving their goals, stepping in where needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You’re not afraid of change. You want a career defining role.

You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You have high working standards and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice.

We’re looking for Managers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.

You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.


We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer:

We will offer you:

  • A competitive package.
  • Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to majority work from home.
  • Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
  • Smarter, mobile Working with new modern technology.
  • New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
  • We’re working on personal development career plans for yourself and your team.
  • ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
  • We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.


To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal, stating clearly which team/s you are interested in joining.

The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description, in relation to your chosen team/s. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Closing date: 19/10/2021 at 23:59

Interviews: Late October

Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss being a Senior Social Worker at Newham with one of our managers, please contact: Liam Barrell; Senior Project Manager for Recruitment, at

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