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Assistant Team Manager (QSW) - Children Social Care Assessment Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 949
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGERS (Children’s statutory social work)


UP TO £53,819pa (includes market supplement)

Closing date: 24/10/2021 at 23:59

Job Description

We are holding a virtual Recruitment Open Evening on Thursday 14th October at 19:00. We invite you to join us to find out more about our journey and working for Newham: SIGN UP HERE


Newham Together – The best place for children and young people (click here to view our recruitment video)

There has never been a more exciting time to enter social work management with Newham, as we continue driving towards our target of becoming a centre of excellence for children’s social care by 2023.

As part of our caseload reduction restructure we have created several Assistant Team Manager (ATM) roles within our Assessment Service. These new roles will be able to make use of a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their teams’ practice and enrich their learning. ATMs can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals through progression plans and training opportunities. These changes are just part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making; noted by Ofsted in our recent monitoring visit. We’re not there yet, but Newham is moving steadily in the right direction.

Joining Newham as we continue on our improvement journey will be an invaluable experience and will improve any practitioner’s CV. The ATM role is an ideal gateway to management, and with the opportunities brought through change there are great prospects for ATMs that join us to progress whilst driving our improvement forward.

Apply now, and be part of our success.


Assistant Team Managers (ATMs) play a vital role in supporting our Newham Together vision by ensuring that our social workers are supported and that high quality practice is delivered to children and families. ATMs are expected to show strong but compassionate leadership and create a secure team environment of open discussion/challenge whilst allowing systemic practice to flourish.

Reporting to a Team Manager, ATMs at Newham will lead and provide supervision to 5-8 social workers. ATMs are not case holding, but are expected to be versatile and dedicated in the support they will provide to case holding colleagues. This is vital in our Assessment service due to the nature of the service and focus on efficient and accurate assessments of children and families.

 For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.


‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We're looking for resilient, experienced qualified social work practitioners who have experience of direct leadership or can demonstrate that they are ready for it. You are a confident systemic practitioner who is passionate about improving children and young people’s lives, and you pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice.

You take a creative but pragmatic approach to your work, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You inspire people, supporting and leading colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You’re not afraid of change and you’re ready and excited to take on the challenges posed by a Borough such as Newham.

You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are a positive individual with a mature approach and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team. You are always open to helping others.

We are looking for budding Managers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.

You are a qualified social worker and registered with Social Work England.


We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/

We will offer you:

  • A competitive package of up to £53,819pa (includes £5k market supplement).
  • Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to majority work from home.
  • Smarter, mobile Working with new modern technology.
  • New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
  • We’re working on personal development career plans for yourself and your team.
  • ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
  • We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.


To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) through our recruitment portal.

The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description, in relation to your chosen team/s. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Closing date: 24/10/2021 at 23:59

Interviews: Weeks commencing 1.11.21

Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.

If you have any question

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 949
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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