Job Description


1. Allocate work to staff members in accordance with the statutory framework and agreed policies and procedures; to ensure that this work is carried out in an appropriate professional manner and that the quality of work is audited in line with the department’s quality assurance framework.

2. Be responsible for the management of the team ensuring that resources are used to optimum efficiency including the allocation of work, provision of services and closure of work.

3. Manage and monitor the work of the team through regular and effective supervision in accordance with the Council’s supervision policy. To identify the training and development needs of team members and be accountable for the quality of the work of individuals and the team.

4. Operate a Workload Management Scheme and establish priorities for work within departmental guidelines, Authority policies and statutory obligations.

5. Assist with, or as delegated take responsibility for, staff selection procedures and appointments.

6. Be responsible for all matters of discipline and performance of team members as delegated.

7. Ensure that team members are kept fully abreast of all relevant new legislation, guidance, research and departmental policy and procedures and the implication for practice.

8. Chair and attend reviews and care planning meetings in line with departmental procedures and where appropriate.

9. Take responsibility for high standard records and provide statistical and performance management information relating to the work of the team as required, including the use of information technology systems where appropriate.

10. Formulate, maintain and review professional objectives for the Team in the light of changing demands and available resources and implement an action plan in partnership with the relevant Service Manager.

11. Act as part of the Management Team of the Service/Area and contribute to the strategic policy developments within the Department.

12. Deputise for the Service Manager as appropriate.

13. Be responsible for delegated or devolved budgets

14. Promote and implement departmental policies and procedures and act in accordance with agreed service principles and practices in respect of departmental procedures, departmental quality standards and policies, equal opportunities and anti oppressive practices and policies, health and safety at work legislation and departmental health and safety and human resources policies.

15. Encourage and ensure that service users, carers and significant others are involved in, and contribute to, appropriate aspects of assessment and care planning and that wherever possible individuals are enabled and encouraged to make decisions and contribute to intervention and services.

16. Help ensure that complaints are fully investigated in accordance with the department’s complaints procedure.

17. Participate in available training and development activities as required.

18. Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate and up-to-date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Department facing court proceedings.

19. Undertake any other duties as directed from time to time to meet the exigencies of the service

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*