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NSPCC

Team Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South West & Channel Islands

Salary

Location

£38,648 - £43,918

Posted Date

14 June 2024

Swindon

Closing Date

30 June 2024

The NSPCC South West and Channel Islands Regional Hub, based in Swindon, has a new opportunity for a full-time Team Manager (Social Work qualified), who is looking to fully use and further enhance their influencing and communication skills; delivering innovative services to children (e.g. Letting the Future In, Pregnancy in Mind, Domestic Abuse Recovering Together and InCtrl), families and adults/professionals involved with safeguarding children. We work directly with children and families either in their homes or at our regional and national hubs across the UK and Channel Islands.

The NSPCC can offer the potential to grow and develop, fantastic learning opportunities, an improved work / life balance and the experience of working in a well-established charity that sets high standards and expectation on improving the lives of children. The role is office based, but with flexibility for some home working in accordance with business need. We also have flexible working policies such as condensed hours. Our work is different to Local Authorities and therefore, you will have a varied and often reduced number of cases. You will be involved in delivering services directly to children and families. You will also have access to a Team Manager Development Programme alongside service specific training.

You will be an integral part of the management team and will be responsible for the line management of a number of social workers /and other professionally qualified staff, delivering front line services within neighbouring local authority areas. You will, as a leader in the regional team, manage and shape innovative services within the themes of Sexual Abuse and Neglect in Early Years, in line with the NSPCC current strategy. These include:

- Letting the Future In (LTFI): helping us deliver locally on the recently awarded Home Office funding towards delivering and the scaling up of LTFI over the next three years. This will enable children and families to recover from the impact of child sexual abuse and strengthen local multi-agency responses to this issue across the region
- Pregnancy in Mind (PiM): a preventative mental health service that helps support expectant parents who have or are at risk of mild to moderate anxiety or depression.
- Domestic Abuse Recovering Together (DART): a group work programme that helps children and mothers get back on track after experiencing domestic abuse.
- InCtrl: helping to build young people's understanding of the risks and benefits of the internet and help build online resilience and promote emotional wellbeing.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, they are the reason we can keep working to protect children and prevent abuse. So, to ensure our employees feel happy, supported, and valued, we offer a range of fantastic benefits. Below are just a few:

- Your salary is reviewed every year to ensure it's at least comparable with the UK's top 5 charities
- You are entitled to 29 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (if you work full-time), after 5 years this increases to 32 days!
- We match your pension contributions up to 7%
- You have access to our online discount portal with over 3,000 discounts & offers
- You have access to our Wellness Hub which provides tools to support your wellbeing (Employee Assistance Programme, emotional resilience training, mindfulness resources and more!)

We are looking for:

- Someone with a recognised social work qualification and registration with the relevant social care council within the UK.
- A person with experience of supporting and developing staff within the safeguarding field as well as knowledge and passion to drive improved outcomes for children and families.
- An individual who is a confident communicator with colleagues, including senior leadership, external partners, children and families and also assertive and resilient when raising and escalating safeguarding children concerns with other agencies.

An integral part of the NSPCC current strategy is the delivery of innovative, pioneering, evidence-based practice across the safeguarding agenda. In addition, the NSPCC is seeking to share this learning to spread the reach and impact of our work. We are developing a fresh approach to community engagement, working in partnership with others, identifying and meeting local need and seeking involvement from all sections of the community; creating and delivering services to meet diverse needs. Therefore, the role requires a positive and flexible approach to influencing change and innovation.

Join us and you'll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You'll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that'll bring the best out in you. And you'll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

How to apply for this role:

Caritas Recruitment are supporting us with recruitment for this. To apply for this role, please email a supporting statement on how you meet the person specification and CV to NSPCC@caritas-recruitment.com

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andrew Freeman, Assistant Director – South West and Channel Islands on 07710143421 or email andrew.freeman@nspcc.org.uk

We are recruiting on a rolling recruitment basis for this role. Applications will be reviewed immediately and if successful at shortlisting will be invited to interview prior to the closing date.

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