Team Manager - Pre-Birth Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£50,512 - £54,762
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre
Number of posts:
Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
Team Manager, Pre-BirthTeam
Grade 10 (SCP  42-46) £50,512 - £54,762 per annum
Plus Additional payments of £1239 per annum market supplement paid monthly;
2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly.
Permanent/37 Hours
Together for Children works on behalf of Sunderland City Council to deliver children’s services in the city. An Ofsted rated Outstanding service, ‘where all workers have reasonable caseloads and are well supported by visible and approachable managers; as a result, social workers are supported to carry out innovative work with children’ (Ofsted 2021). 
We are looking to appoint a Team Manager within our Pre-Birth Team.
Child-Centered, Respectful, Creative and Transparent are our company values and this is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us:
  • extremely attractive and competitive salary,   
  • flexible working arrangements and an agile working policy.
  • You will benefit from a hybrid model of working between the home and office environment.  
  • You will have your own identified workspace and equipment.   
  • We have free onsite parking and a car lease scheme.  
  • Local Government Pension Scheme and local authority continuous service terms and conditions apply  
  • A good health and wellbeing programme is also provided to all employees. 
  • A clear progression pathway which includes accredited qualifications.  
Together for Children have adopted the Signs of Safety model of practice. Signs of Safety is embedded in all areas of practice across the service. Applications are welcomed from those with and without any knowledge and experience of Signs of Safety, as we have the benefit of an extensive training and support offer via our dedicated Signs of Safety team. Support includes co-working and dedicated 1-1 sessions. 
You will have experience of supervising and overseeing social workers undertaking assessments in Child in Need, Child Protection, Cared for Children, and Care proceedings. There will be an expectation that you will be confident in decision making relating to children in need of support and protection and will provide high quality reflective supervision and quality assurance to the social workers in your team. You will be expected to work collaboratively with partner agencies to provide a high level of support and intervention in response to assessed need. 
You will lead a small social work team and benefit from a high level of support in your role from an Assistant team Manager, you will receive support and mentoring from the senior management team to support you in your management role. Together for Children prides itself on a visible senior management team who promote a nurturing, learning environment with high support and high challenge.  
Together for Children firmly believe in investing in our workforce development and recognise the benefits of training our social work staff and to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deliver good quality social work with robust management oversight. Additional specialist training programmes currently offered to staff include Trauma Informed Practice and Safe & Together training. This training compliments new initiatives within Together for Children, such as our new edge of care team ‘WEAR Together’ and specialist support services for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse.  
Closing Date:  26 November, 2023
Interview Date:  6 December, 2023
As part of this commitment, we work collaboratively with our established employee networks:

• Accessibility Network
• LGBTQ+ Network
• Racial Equality Network

We welcome and encourage job applications from candidates regardless of their age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race, and background.

As well as an attractive and competitive salary, other benefits of working for Together for Children include agile working arrangements, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and a flexi-time scheme. A comprehensive health and wellbeing programme is also on offer to all employees.

If you have a disability please do reach out to our Accessibility Network Chair to hear how we can support you during the recruitment process and if you are successful, in the workplace peoplesupport@togetherforchildren.org.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.