Team Manager (Social Care Academy)

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 21/11/2023 23:59
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Social Care - Children Service
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21 Nov
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Team Manager (Social Care Academy)

About the role

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Team Manager to ourSocial Care Academy.  This is an exciting venture where you will play a key role in developing the offer for Newly Qualified Social Workers and Social Care Apprenticeships in Gateshead. 


You must have significant experience of practicing statutory childcare social work in a multi-disciplinary setting and and have demonstrable skills in delivering interventions with complex families, the ability to analyse and evaluate risk and feel comfortable in making justifiable professional decisions whilst working with reasonable levels of autonomy. 


We expect the knowledge base of applicants to demonstrate expert understanding of social work legislation, family court processes and statutory guidance, assessment and social work methodologies, including systemic and relational approaches.

It is essential that you are a Level 3 social worker and have a recognised Social Work Qualification or equivalent (SW Degree, CQSW, Dip SW or CSS) and can demonstrate ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) .  You must hold a Practice Educator Level 2 or be willing to work towards it.


About the team

You will lead, manage and support NQSWs and Apprenticeships across the wider social work workforce, co-ordinating their learning, development and assessment whilst keeping up to date with latest learning and research.

Gateshead children's teams and foster carers were recognised for their outstanding achievements at this year's National Children and Young People Awards with our Social Work Academy being highly commended in the Biggest Impact Award category. The success of the academy is attributed to colleagues' unwavering commitment, embodiment of social work values and championing of the importance of relationships.

About Gateshead council

At Gateshead our vision is that all children and families, regardless of their background, are at the heart of everything we do – ensuring all children can thrive and meet their full potential. 


By pursuing your career with Gateshead, we can guarantee you will have:


A senior leadership team that listens and care about you and your work
Your base in the same building as all social work teams, allowing support not just from your allocated team but all services.
Hybrid working – both working from the office base and home working
A culture which takes pride in and actively celebrates social work.
Excellent opportunities for career progression, whether you are a newly qualified social worker completing your assessment and supported year in employment with the support of our Social Work Academy, or a more experienced social worker looking to broaden your experience in order to step into management.
A protected time employee induction scheme.


Also as an employee of Gateshead Council you will benefit from:


Excellent training and development opportunities including talent management
Great transport links with the use of reliable and frequent public transport and have access to a discounted Annual Pass. You will also have use of Co-wheel pool cars and access to the Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme
A generous annual leave package of 28 days, increasing to 30 days following 5 years’ service. You will also have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 days extra leave via our Annual Leave Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
Access to the flexi scheme
Being a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Eligibility to access a range of other staff offers and discounts via our employee discount portal.


During the selection process candidates will be assessed against the essential criteria as set out in the job profile. 


For further information regarding what Gateshead can offer you please log onto Careers in children's social work - Gateshead Council


If successful you will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.