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Gloucestershire County Council

Leaving Care Team Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South West

Salary

Location

£49,498 - £51,515

Posted Date

19 June 2024

Gloucester

Closing Date

7 July 2024

We are currently recruiting for a Team Manager to join our Gloucester Leaving Care Team.

About the team

As a 16+ Service Team Manager, you will be accountable for a small team of Personal Advisers who are working directly with, care leavers and eligible children.

About the role

As a Team Manager, we’ll ask you to lead and support a team of social workers to deliver services of the highest quality. Ensuring statutory duties and best practice is followed, you’ll develop a team plan in line with Children’s Services strategic objectives and provide management oversight on all cases, with a clear understanding of risk. Your role will focus on managing the team’s workflow and quality assuring work through observations, reflective supervision and GCC’s quality assurance framework, as well as contributing towards the development of the framework itself. Through building positive relationships with colleagues within both the service and partner agencies, you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for vulnerable care leavers across the county.

About you

As well as your experience working at a senior/advanced practitioner level, either wanting to progress to become a manager for the first time, or with experience of line management or leadership, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:

- Social Work England registration
- a recognised qualification in Social Work
- a full driving licence and willingness to drive
- DBS clearance

Reward and support

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:
- between £49,498 - £51,515 per annum subject to experience
- welcome payment of £5,000*
- annual retention payment of £2,000*
- relocation package of up to £8,000*
- 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 (pro rata for part-time staff)
- 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
- 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

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 to improved 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.

How to apply

For an informal chat about this role, please email David.Stewart@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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

*Relocation package is based on meeting eligible criteria

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