Team Manager - Children Looked After

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/10/2024 23:59
£46,549 - £48,587 plus 15% market supplement (£6,982 - £7,288)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
20 Oct
Further Information
Why should I choose Middlesbrough Council?

Middlesbrough Council have an exciting opportunity for a Team Manager to join our Children Looked After team. Are you passionate, tenacious and solution focused? Are children and families at the heart of what you do and do you really want to make an impact in children’s lives?

If this is you, we would love you to join us and make a difference – supporting our families by wrapping around them when they need your help, stepping up and being there when things get tough and making a difference to our Middlesbrough Children.

What will I be doing?

We’re working to improve the lives of children in Middlesbrough – and you’ll be a key part of that. The challenges are plenty and you will be undertaking important work for children who experience the impact of poverty, neglect, and exploitation.

Your day-to-day work will involve:

Managing a team of dedicated social workers

Implement and oversee care planning, which will involve decision making

Quality assure reports, assessments and statements

Monitor and review the key performance indicators with children in our care services

What kind of experience or qualifications do I need?

We are looking for a Team Manager with drive, determination and resilience who will help lead the improvements we aspire to achieve to make life better for our young people. You will be:

A qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England with experience across Children’s Social Care

Management and supervisory experience

What will I be offered in return? / What you can expect from us?

At Middlesbrough, we believe in rewarding our people for their hard work and offer a wide range of benefits. We know work-life balance is important which is why we offer flexible hours, working from home and family friendly policies. We can offer you generous annual leave, various employee discounts and benefits, an electric car scheme, plus that all important great pension.

We have a strong values-based culture which empowers our senior leaders to deliver change, create and deliver meaningful plans, and make a real difference to the children of Middlesbrough. You will receive excellent support, regular supervision and appraisals and have your own designated business support.

We recognise that the people who work for us are our greatest asset and when they are happy and feel supported at work it enables them to fulfil their potential and contribute to the benefit of the service and our customers. We are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation and ensure that we harness the talents of our staff. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion at work here: Equality, diversity, and inclusion matters ¦ Middlesbrough Council

Anything else I should know?

If you have any questions or want a chat about the excellent work we do, our service delivery and direction, please contact me by email, Bekki_Leeman@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.