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Team Manager- Cared For Children
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CSC/22/196698
  • Published: Fri 20/05/2022, 11:49 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade K (SCP 40-41 £44,624-£45,648 per annum a market supplement of £2000 per annum applies to this post conditions apply
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

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Team Manager- Cared For Children

Team Manager – Cared for Children

Sefton is a diverse and exciting local authority that is on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering it’s exciting Sefton 2030 Vision. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected borough. There is no better time to join Sefton; with a new DCS in post, increased service manager focus and capacity; we are determined to make necessary changes and improvements to benefit our children, young people, and families. We will be supported by colleagues in Leeds City Council over the next 2 years as we implement Leeds Family Valued whole partnership approach in Sefton – it’s an exciting time to join us!


 The role

We are looking for a Team Manager to lead one of our Cared for Children teams. Ideally, you will have social work management experience or be ready to take the step up with support from your peers and Service Manager. You must be child centred; passionate about achieving best outcomes and have a solution focused approach to demand and supporting your team. It is important that you understand challenges cared for children experience; have experience of collaborating closely with partner agencies and appreciate the importance of family, friends and community to children and young people’s identity and wellbeing.  Your team will consist of newly qualified and experienced social workers who will require your support and guidance. We are keen to appoint the best Team Managers as we know how important management stability, oversight and supervision is for our teams and our work with children, young people, families, and carers. We have a supportive culture and excellent relationships with our multi-agency partners which will enhance your experience with us.

What we require from you:

  • Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification
  • Current registration with Social Work England
  • A commitment to working transparently; in partnership with children, families, and partner agencies
  • High aspirations for cared for children
  • An understanding of Corporate Parenting principles
  • Management/ supervisory experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance and best practice research and the ability to prepare analytical, timely reports and statements for Court
  • Knowledge of the Assessment Framework and ability to assess risk and need
  • Analytical report writing skills and the capacity to support the development of others in this area
  • Ability to make child centred, complex decisions, using evidence-based tools and analysis
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability to work as a team alongside other managers to achieve best outcomes
  • Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth

Our offer to you:

If you join our Cared for Children Team as a Team Manager, you can expect to receive the following:

  • A warm Sefton welcome
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Support from Team Manager colleagues and Service Manager
  • Good quality, regular, reflective supervision
  • Manageable caseloads for your team
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • Robust ASYE, Senior Social Worker progression and practice educator programmes in partnership with HEIs
  • Excellent training and development opportunities including a wide-ranging offer from our in-house workforce training and development unit as well as access to a number of external accredited opportunities
  • Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working  
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues
  • Commitment to supporting staff’s emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • Relocation package as appropriate

Please look at our video and see how together we #MakeADifference

So, now you’ve heard all about us, we would love to hear about you! Please contact Service Manager, Lisa Cummings on 07967 127290 if you would like an an informal chat about any aspect of the role. We look forward to receiving your application.