Job Description

Role: Team Manager

Team: Child Protection

Location: St Helen’s

Rate: £25+ umbrella dependent on experience

Contract: 2/3 months with potential to be extended

team manager – retiring long established team / – looking for 4 – 6 months / experience in mental health & disabilities / Local authority / multi agency / managerial decisions / finances / supervisory / 2 in office 3 from home

Purpose of the Post To provide leadership, management and direction to a range of staff; ensuring that allocation, assessment, care and support planning, delivery and review of services are provided by the most effective, economic and efficient means within clear standards and legislative requirements. To act as a safeguarding manager. To be responsible for team budgetary oversight, and service quality and performance. Responsibilities • Have lead professional and operational responsibility for a team of staff, including recruitment, motivation, training, welfare, performance management and personal development. • Develop and implement policies/procedures for the team/area and contribute to the development of strategy/services/policies for a specialised field, setting the direction for the service within strategic parameters. • Undertake performance management, quality assurance and ensure value for money in services delivered by the team; act on inadequate performance as appropriate and make recommendations to improve future quality standards. • Oversee and undertake clear and detailed client assessments, screening for risk and urgency, ensuring that referrals are allocated in accordance with agreed protocols, priorities and work-load management systems and resultant case files are monitored. • Ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to the council, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour. • Provide professional advice, guidance and information to a range of internal and external stakeholders as required (including social work students at Levels 1 and 2 and students from other professional disciplines), giving evidence in court, dealing with complex cases and emergency situations, ensuring that information is available at all times including outside normal office hours. • Manage and develop appropriate transitions arrangements and chair multi-disciplinary meetings as appropriate to specialised field /local structures. • Ensure that ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ is undertaken , in accordance with policies and procedures, ensuring that case records and information systems are kept up to date and maintained to the required standards. • Proactively liaise, negotiate, influence and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, developing effective relationships, resolving conflicts, promoting the service. • Investigate and seek to resolve formal and informal complaints in a timely fashion and to the satisfaction of the complaint in line with BMBC policies and procedures. • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practice, policy and procedure in relation to vulnerable people as well as keeping abreast of wider service developments to enhance the service accordingly to satisfy internal and external demands. • Authorise and manage expenditure within prescribed budgets, contributing to resource planning for specialised field, monitoring and evaluating contracts supporting packages of care as well as some responsibility for team facilities and other physical resources. • Attend training courses relevant to the post and undertake continued professional development, ensuring social work registration and local and national requirements are met. • Operate in accordance with all statutory frameworks and care acts, Caldicott principles, relevant social care legislation and procedures as well as council policies, procedures and frameworks. • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role as requested by management, including covering for other Team Managers in their absence.

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*