Team Manager - LAC Permanence

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/10/2019 23:59
£44,632 - £48,581
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre
Closing date:
11 Oct
Further Information

Team Manager – CLA Permanence Team
Salary – £44,632 - £48,581 per annum plus:
Additional payments of
£1239 per annum market supplement paid monthly;
2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly.

The Company is right in the middle of realising its improvement agenda and we are seeking a committed and talented Team Manager in the Children Looked After/Permanence team. Child centred, Respectful, Creative and transparent are the values around which the Company has been formed. This is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us.

Our Team Manager salary is one of the most competitive in the region (with progression to £48,581 per annum), and guaranteed no hot desking. We are a very flexible employer offering employees the opportunity to strike the right balance between home and the workplace and we offer working from home and compressed hours working for employees. Our network of IT support and provision of a smartphone, which means you can work from home or away from the office, including in a number of touchdown offices across the City.

You will have extensive post qualifying experience of statutory social work with children and families and within a local authority setting as well as experience and knowledge of adoption, including being qualified under the provision of the Adoption Regulations. You will show leadership in driving good practice and the management skills to create an environment where social workers can excel.

The Company uses Liquid Logic to enable manageable caseloads for teams. Dedicated support is available to help you with the demands of the day-to-day job from Business Administration support for typing and filing, the Family Contact Service to facilitate supervised contacts, dedicated Child & Family Workers based within the team.

It is also an exciting time to join us and become involved in the roll out of Signs of Safety and Safer Together practice models across the Company. You will have access to our range of employment involvement activities designed to allow you to shape how the Company develops. Your opinions are very important to us and are highly valued.

We want you to feel supported and confident to deliver at the highest standards and offer a range of training and development opportunities so that you have the tools to update your skills and knowledge. We will do all we can to help you achieve your professional goals.

As well as an extremely attractive salary package other benefits of working for Together for Children include:

Free onsite car parking
Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;
Sick pay - We will pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;
Annual leave - 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.
Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).
Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.
Maternity support/adoption leave – Up to 5 days’ paid leave as a partner/carer at the time of the birth or adoption.
Paternity leave – Up to two consecutive weeks leave after the birth of the child
We offer the Childcare Vouchers Scheme and a Cycle to Work Scheme via a salary sacrifice scheme.
Employee Benefits: My Club Nissan Scheme - 20% off a brand new Nissan, and up to 30% off the Infiniti range.
Everyone Active – Employees and their partners will be entitled to a reduced price membership to Everyone Active gyms as well as a one free taster day available per employee.

In addition to the Company’s benefits package, we also offer support to employees in the form of:
• Free, confidential and independent face to face counselling service through the Occupational Health Service.
• Reasonable adjustments and/or redeployment where practical for employees requiring support after illness or due to disability.
• A good health and wellbeing programme, provided to all employees to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and at home.
• A domestic violence policy to ensure support and advice is available.
• Employee Induction scheme.
For further information on careers in social care with Together for Children, please check our website: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/work-us

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As part of our Safer Recruitment process, should you be shortlisted for interview, references will be requested prior to interview.

Please note if you have not heard from us within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.