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Team Manager; Social Work with Families, Grade 16 (£52,746-£54,873)

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000HS
  • Published: Wed 01/06/2022, 18:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £52,746-£54,873
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

“Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of children and young people?”


The Opportunity

We have a new vacancy available for a Team Manager in the Social Work with Families Service. We are looking for a passionate and experienced Team Manager, you will supervise up to four team members and lead the team of up to 8 staff with the support of an Assistant Team Manager.


The team works primarily with children and families subject to Child Protection, Child in Need and care proceedings.


To be considered for the post, it is essential that you have a proven record of delivering high quality services for vulnerable children and young people.  It is also a pre-requisite that you possess experience in a statutory children’s social care setting and have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of legislative framework, relevant research and national developments, and policies relating to Children’s Social Care


Benefits of Working With Us

Welcome payment of £5,000 (NB following successful completion of your six month probation period)

Retention payment of £5,000

A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%

31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays

Parking permits provided

Accredited Systemic Practice training 

A range of CPD opportunities to support your development

Our Edge of Care Service works alongside social workers

Manageable caseloads

Investment into your staff well-being

Good management support for practitioners, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work


Why Join Us

Our teams consists of experienced Social Workers at various levels

The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases

The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change

Caseloads of Social Workers are very manageable enabling managers to know children well & ensure high standards of practice

You will join an established management team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise

Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.


About You

As an experienced leader, we will look to you to champion and drive service improvement, by leading from the front line and working alongside our partners. You will be managing a high performing team.

We’ll want you to build and maintain positive relationships within your permanent staff team – focusing on the child and their environment, placing their health and safety as your number one priority.

You’ll be expected to allocate cases, shape and influence practice, demonstrating confident analysis and decision making, ensure practitioners receive reflective, challenging and explorative supervision to enable informed decision-making on children and young people’s cases.

We are looking for existing team managers, deputy team managers capable of working in a leadership, operational manager role.

Your compassion and drive will enable you to effectively engage with Social Workers, supporting them to build relationships with children, young people and their families to create change.

If you have a keen social awareness and an ability to work with genuine empathy and compassion to support staff, children and families – whilst working towards genuine sustainable solutions – then there’s a strong chance you’ll fit in well here.

Above all else, we are looking for people that genuinely care about improving the lives of children, young people and families in Croydon

You will be a Qualified and registered Social Worker who is Social Work England registered

Full time 36 hours per week

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 10th July 2022

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 11th July 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing 18th July 2022


To view the role profile, please click here



Equal Opportunities Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needswe will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.


Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a enhanced DBS check.

Apply Now

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000HS
  • Published: Wed 01/06/2022, 18:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £52,746-£54,873
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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