Job Description

To assist the Team Manager in the management, development and leadership of the social work team in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

To ensure the team delivers high quality services that address need and lead to improved outcomes, whilst managing the reputation of the Service and the Council.

To deputise for the Team Manager when required.


1. To ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, complying with legislation, statutory guidance, policy and procedures and relevant frameworks.

2. Under the direction of the Team Manager provide leadership and professional expertise to the social work team ensuring a high standard of service delivery.

3. Assist the Team Manager in the recruitment, induction and training of team members.

4. To provide support and supervision for specified team members on a planned regular basis in line with the Supervision policy. This includes conducting annual Performance and Development Reviews and ensuring development plans are implemented.

5. Jointly prioritise and allocate work within the team with the Team Manager ensuring that children and families receive a timely and efficient service.

6. Assist with ensuring the maintenance of the performance of the team against agreed targets and performance indicators via regular and effective monitoring and analysis. To ensure that all team members are kept fully informed of the team’s performance and are enabled to contribute towards improving performance.

7. Assist the Team Manager in the effective management of sickness absence and under-performance in accordance with the Council’s HR policies and procedures.

8. Assist the Team Manager in the management of complaints.

9. To ensure that health and safety policies are abided to within the team.

10. To undertake audits of cases and quality assure front-line practice on a regular basis to drive continuous improvement and enhancement of social work practice.

11. To deputise for the Team Manager as and when required.

12. Assist in the planning and delivery of team development days, team meetings and training events.

13. Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the local government common law of duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Council facing financial penalties or court proceedings.

14. Actively engage in risk management policies, procedures and practice and to advise the Team Manager of resource shortfalls and recommend improved methods of working where appropriate.

15. Develop effective collaborative working partnerships, internally and externally, in order to meet the needs and achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

16. To foster and promote innovative best practice within the team and the service as a whole.

17. Model effective communication skills within the team, the service and communicate effectively in highly charged or challenging circumstances.

18. Model inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any issues of concern.

19. Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the required management knowledge and professional expertise for the role through Continuous Professional Development.

20. Take responsibility for obtaining regular professional supervision to ensure effective and reflective practice.

21. Prepare and participate in Performance and Development Reviews, identifying areas for improvement and carrying out agreed learning and development opportunities including using research to inform practice.

22. To effectively manage allocated workload by appropriately prioritising tasks and through efficient time management.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in Social Work and experience of supervising and managing teams.
  • Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or other opportunities please visit to apply or feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285*