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Team Manager Corporate Parenting
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CSC/22/214269
  • Published: Wed 05/10/2022, 15:44 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade K SCP 40-41 £46,549 to £47,573 per annum Plus a £2,000 'Market Supplement' (terms and conditions apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Bootle, Merseyside

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Team Manager Corporate Parenting


A market supplement of £2000 applies to the Team Manager post; conditions apply

Team Manager – Cared for Children

There is no better time to join Sefton; we have a new Director in post and a permanent senior management team to support our ongoing improvement journey; alongside innovation, to include our new Social Work Academy which will support all our NQSWs and a 2-year partnership with Leeds Strengthening Families, Protecting Children Service to help us embed restorative practice approach across the partnership.  

The role

We are looking for a Team Manager to join a great service which is supported by an experienced Service Manager and 2 experienced Team Managers. Ideally, you will have management experience or be ready to take the step up with support.  It is essential that you have high aspirations for every child and young person we care for and that you are able to work in a strengths-based way to support your team to gain to their best work.

We want every young person to have the best opportunities in life and for them to be supported to achieve as much stability as possible. You must be a child centred manager; 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. 

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 good 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 experience is not essential but is desirable
  • Supervisory/ mentoring experience
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance, and best practice research
  • 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 service 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 an experienced Service Manager
  • Good quality, regular, reflective supervision
  • Manageable caseloads for your team who will be made up of experienced workers
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • 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