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Gloucestershire County Council

Deputy Team Manager

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£45,441 - £48,474

Posted Date

4 June 2024


Closing Date

23 June 2024

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Team Manager to join our Fostering Recruitment Team on a permanent basis.

About the team

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic, supportive, friendly team currently based in the centre of Gloucester. The Fostering Recruitment Team work together towards the common goal of ensuring children are safe, and cared for when they are unable to live with their own family. The team work with the marketing team and social workers to identify and assess prospective foster carers who have space in their home and heart to care for a child who needs them.

About you

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Deputy Team Manager or Social Worker who can help lead and shape the team and is ready to take the next step.

You will need to be passionate about getting the best outcomes for children, be able to give attention to detail, to deal with competing demands and priorities and be able to influence others and embed good practice.

Your role will involve allocating work, supervising and supporting staff as well as quality-assuring team members’ work and monitoring data.

If, like us, you are committed to doing what is right for children and ideally have experience of supervising others, safeguarding and excellent assessment skills, we would be pleased to hear from you.

This is an excellent chance to learn and develop personally and professionally and to be involved with taking the service forward.

As well as your experience you will need:

- Social Work England registration
- a recognised qualification in Social Work
- a good knowledge of a range of legislative frameworks covering Fostering and children in care
- to have completed your ASYE year (if you qualified after 2012)
- a full driving licence and willingness to drive.
- DBS clearance

Right child, right support, right time, every time

We are working together to support families and communities to give every child the best chance of a happy and rewarding life, especially those who need more help.

Gloucestershire offers a range of opportunities to develop your career, supported by a phenomenal Social Work Academy offer, a developing systemic practice methodology, an ambitious leadership team and an award-winning workforce.

Gloucestershire Children’s Services are improving. Our latest Ofsted inspection (February 2022) identified that:

‘Significant progress has been made in many areas of Gloucestershire’s children’s services… significant financial investment and the backing of political leaders, has led toimproved services that are now more effective in meeting the needs of children and families’.

We are a local authority adopting, and training all colleagues in, systemic social work practice. If you would like to join an authority that takes a relational approach to working with families and focuses on what needs to change in the system around a child and family to enable children to thrive, then consider a role with GCC.

Reward and support:

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

- £45,441 - £48,474 per annum
- annual retention payment of £2,000*
- flexible and agile working opportunities
- 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
- option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year
- family friendly policies and benefits to help support you and your family
- supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
- an in-house Occupational Health service
- employee discount scheme
- cycle to work scheme
- salary sacrifice green car scheme (T&Cs apply)
- links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network
- career development and qualification opportunities
- access to our Social Work Academy
- paid SWE registration renewal

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role or if you have any questions, please email or, alternatively please apply before the closing date.

*Please note that our welcome payments and retention payments are subject to tax and national insurance deductions

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