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Team Manager

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1184
  • Published: Sun 14/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO8 £56,172 - £59,328
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO8 £56,172 - £59,328

Retention Bonus: Up to£3,000

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 15/07/2024

Proposed Interview Date: TBC


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Accountable for the performance of the Leaving Care service area against agreed objectives. Ensure that the service plan for area of responsibility and contribute to long term wider service planning. Professionally accountable for interventions within area of responsibility.

Exercises professional judgement in assessing risk to children and young people or others and quality assurance of service. Manage complex / high risk issues within a framework of policy and procedures and offer support to Leaving Care Coaches. Creative and innovative problem solving of complex issues, often in situations where there is ambiguity, and a significant degree of judgement is required in relation to risks outside the remit of existing policy. Think and act strategically in decision making in a complex professional and political environment.

The service is delivered to the quality, Council, professional and legislative standards required.

Integrated service development and delivery is informed by client, partner and stakeholder views, latest thinking, good practice and legislative requirements.

Corporate strategies are effectively implemented within area of responsibility.

External inspections are managed effectively.

Service delivers excellent customer service.

Decisions are monitored, external agencies informed/and or timely action taken.

Positive outcomes are achieved for children and care leavers.

Policies, procedures, and controls ensure that the area of responsibility is compliant with all relevant legislation, codes, regulations, guidelines, standards and best practice.

Improved outcomes for children and families in Waltham Forest.

The service is delivered to meet regulatory standards and improve outcomes for care leavers,

Suitable accommodation is provided.

Young people are in suitable employment, training, education in accordance with their needs. Young people who are not in education, training and or employment is suitably supported to access ETE.

Analyses and identifies performance trends.

Monitors the performance of the local authority

and make recommendations for improvements.

Takes a proactive approach to addressing issues of drift and delay of cases.

High standards of professional practice.

Staff behaviours are in line with corporate competency framework.

Promote learning as part of practice improvement and change management.

Promote partnership working with key partners, service providers, stakeholders and other similar post holders in neighboring boroughs making sure that care leavers are able to access services appropriate.

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Key Responsibilities:
  • A proven record of successfully providing operational leadership and management of the direct provision of high-quality services to care leavers.
  • Have a good understanding and application of Care leavers legislation and support needs of care experienced young people.
  • Proven track record of developing a service to meet the diverse needs of the community.
  • Experience of developing effective partnerships with statutory agencies and voluntary organisations.
  • Demonstrable track record of working in conjunction with members and or senior managers and partners and service users in order to achieve service improvement.
  • Experience of contributing at an operational level in delivering service improvement.
  • Experience of being accountable for the managing performance of people and management systems
  • Experience of operating within the Children Act 1989 and leaving care legislative framework concerned with children and young people with a care experience.
  • Ensuring compliance of organisation policies and procedures.
  • Experience of leading culture change within an organisation.
  • Experience of successfully influencing and an organisations practice and outcomes for care leavers.
  • Knowledge of statutory framework for child protection and the safeguarding of looked after children as well as safeguarding of care leavers
  • Ability to deliver presentations or contributing to seminars or training events
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to valuing diversity and promoting equality.
  • Familiarity with current trends and issues with Care leavers.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop staff to achieve organisation priorities.
  • Ability to promote a compelling vision and take action to deliver improved outcomes.
  • Ability to work both corporately and with partners to seek new and better ways of doing things

Qualifications and Requirements:

Social Work Qualification

Register with Social Work England

Have relevant experience and knowledge base around leaving care service and looked after children service.

Have a good understanding of specific data base.

Terms and Conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;

Satisfactory Enhanced DBS check;

Continued professional body registration;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kobus Grobbelaar, Head Of Service Corporate Parenting at Kobus.grobbelaar@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1184
  • Published: Sun 14/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO8 £56,172 - £59,328
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be confirmed