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Gloucestershire County Council

Team Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

2685

Salary

Location

• Between £47,573- £49,590 per annum subject to experience

Posted Date

1 March 2023

Gloucester

Closing Date

12 March 2023

Right child, right support, right time, every time
Gloucestershire’s vision is “to work together to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

We are currently recruiting for a Team Manager to join our 11-25 Gloucester Permanence Team. As a Permanence Team Manager within the 11-25 years’ service, you will be accountable for a team of Social Workers and Leaving Care Personal advisors who are working directly with children in care, care leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

About us

For all your hard work. You will receive the following;

• Between £47,573- £49,590 per annum subject to experience
• Welcome payment of £5,000
• 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
• An 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

About you

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 children and young people across the County.

As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, 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
• To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
• A full driving licence and willingness to drive
• DBS clearance

How to apply

For an informal chat about this role, please email Mark.Bone@gloucestershire.gov.uk or CSWrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk or click on the link below to apply directly on our website.

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