Deputy Team Manager - Safeguarding Locality Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/04/2019 12:00
£40,858 - 44,697
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Closing date:
4 Apr
Further Information

Are you a dynamic individual with a solid foundation in social work practice and overseeing students ready to progress your career into management?

Do you have an extensive knowledge base in social work practice; displaying positive role modelling by continually developing your practice and supporting your colleagues?

Our senior leadership team believes in providing a culture of support and opportunity, which is evident within our current stable workforce. Our Deputy Team Managers are instrumental in continuing to deliver this initiative/service and will be given support to fulfil this role to a high standard.

You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of those reporting to you and ensure supervision is reflective, while case managing effectively.
You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
You will assist the Team manager in planning, developing and improving services.
You will have a sound knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social Work and the application of Professional Capabilities Framework which will be embedded within all elements of practice.
You will know how to measure and monitor practice and performance, to ensure individuals and the service as a whole operates to a consistently good standard.
You will be diplomatic, fair and robust enough to deal with complaints and challenges.
You will be an influential negotiator when dealing with potential and actual conflict.
You will have excellent communication skills and be able to convey complex messages in a straightforward way, both verbally and in writing.
You will not be afraid to think creatively to solve problems.
You will be capable of making decisions, especially when there is uncertainty.
You will see the ‘big picture’ and embrace opportunities to work with other professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.
You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

Reporting to the Team Manager you will play a crucial role in:
Listening and responding to staff and partners at all levels and from a range of different professional backgrounds,
Interpreting information, data and intelligence -
Communicating and giving feedback,
Making informed and evidence based decisions
Creating a positive interface for all practitioners and partners
Adhering to strict timescales

If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative organisation which values all of our employees.

You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC. You should also have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

We offer:

A competitive salary up to £44,697 (dependent on grade and experience) with a wide range of additional benefits, the opportunity to continually develop skills and experience across a range of different specialist teams within children’s and adults across rural and urban localities.

Regular line supervision
A supportive environment
Career progression opportunities
A generous remuneration package
Induction, support and mentoring from day one in post
Flexible working

For an informal discussion, please email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.