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Assistant Team Manager - Children Single Point of Access Team
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0266
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:49 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,821 - £51,859 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Assistant Team Manager - Children Single Point of Access Team

Brighter Futures for Children

Children with Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

Full-time, 12 months Maternity Cover


The Team/Role

Are you passionate about children? Do you have the desire to improve and provide quality services for our children?

If yes, then come join Brighter Futures for Children on our improvement journey.

We currently have permanent vacancies for Assistant Team Manager in our children single point of access team (CSPoA).

CSPoA is the first point of contact for our children’s social work service, and deals with all incoming contacts before re-directing to other teams or services.


About us

If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Brighter Futures for Children we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.

It is an exciting time to join children’s services in Reading; we have recently transitioned into a new, independent, not-for-profit-company. We are now Brighter Futures for Children with our own Board of directors focused on delivering the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading.

About the role

This is a great career development opportunity where you will be able to lead a dedicated team to deliver a high-quality service in a specialized field.

Our Assistant Team Managers report directly to the Team Manager in their specific service and are responsible for the day to day operational running of their team. You will provide crucial direction and oversight in relation to cases and are responsible for high quality leadership. We are offering the opportunity to join a dynamic senior team who are committed to improving outcomes for children.


About you

You will be able to successfully deliver the objectives of this role and lead a high performing  and effective team

You will need to be a qualified social worker who is HCPC registered with at least three years substantial post qualification experience. 

You will need to have some direct management experience within a statutory children’s social care service where you can demonstrate that you were able to effectively maximize the potential of others.

If you have the skills and experiences to work with us as an Assistant Team Manager and you are passionate about delivering a high quality service then we would be very interested to hear from you.


Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • A range of local discounts

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Leigh Goldson on

Closing date for applications is Sunday 5th December 2021