Practice Manager - Wigan - #00039CD01

This is a Team Manager Vacancy

Your role:

We are looking to recruit two experienced workers with extensive statutory childcare experience with some experience of managing services. The roles are within the Children’s Duty Service who are responsible for providing responses to emerging need and risk, making sure that families receive the right help and support at the right time ensuring the best possible outcomes for both children and their families across the borough.

You will be managing a social work team within busy teams and will be responding to need and risk, ensuring that responses are in line with statutory requirements but also providing a quality and impactful service. You will manage a team of social workers with the support of an Advanced practitioner within the team, providing clear oversight and guidance including supervision. You will be responsible for the management of the team, ensuring that quality services are provided to meet identified and emerging need.

You will ensure the delivery of a high quality and effective social work service to facilitate, empower and promote independence, strengths and assets of both individuals and local communities. You will work in partnership with wider services and also external partners to promote the Local Authority’s approach of high support and high challenge to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.

About you:

You will be an excellent communicator who understands the value and importance of integrated working. You’ll be a strong team player who is used to working in a person-centred way, allowing you to be efficient in time management, report writing, analysing performance and working to ensure that statutory requirements are fully met. You will have a holistic and collaborative approach to supporting staff and driving quality social work practice within the service.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.

Wigan is an energetic and dynamic council widely celebrated for being innovative and forward thinking in a backdrop of established relationships with our partner agencies. We are an enthusiastic service, who are fully committed to helping our residents by providing robust mechanisms to safeguard and protect the most vulnerable members of our community, implementing a person-centred approach to achieve the best possible outcomes.

What's on offer?

  • 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 the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285.


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Why work with us?

  • Competitive Pay & Referral Scheme!

    We have our own in house payroll, providing weekly payments and support. We also offer a very generous £250 bonus if you bring your position to us or refer another qualified professional who is successfully placed with us (subject to 4 weeks)

  • Dedicated Candidate Portal

    When you register with us, you have your own dedicated 'portal' where you can upload any CV/documents, apply for a job, chat with one of our team all with the press of a button!

  • An Assigned Experienced Consultant

    Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team

  • We Have Roles All Across The UK!

    Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

  • Work Life Balance

    Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time. We listen to your requirements and needs.

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