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Team Managers (Various Teams)

  • Employer: Lambeth Council
  • Reference: 1392
  • Published: Sat 06/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/08/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Team Managers (Various Teams)

Service: Access and Assessment, Safeguarding and Corporate Parenting 

Grade: PO6 £53,109 rising in annual increments to £56,151 pa incl. LW

Permanent / Full Time / Hybrid working

“Lambeth – a borough with social and climate justice at its heart…we will proactively tackle inequalities so that children and young people can have the best start in life and so everyone can feel safe and thrive in a place of opportunity” Lambeth Borough Plan 2023.

In Lambeth we put children and their families at the heart of practice, and practice at the heart of all that we do. Our new Borough Plan has social justice at the centre and a clear vision for improving outcomes for our children and families.

You will be joining an ambitious, passionate and committed leadership team. We are working at pace to create the conditions for effective social work to flourish and for all our children to receive a good service. We are clear on the challenges we face and have the courage and vision to deliver

Can you shape and influence an environment which enables excellent practice by setting high standards and motivating others to do the same?

Would you like to join a council that invest in developing our manager and leaders through a clear progression pathway which is aligned with our learning and development training delivered through our ambitious Lambeth Social Care Academy?

We are looking to recruit full-time Team Managers to lead our children’s social work teams and play a key role in achieve positive outcomes for children and families in Lambeth!

In return for your hard work, skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive:

  • A competitive starting salary of £53,109 pa that rises to a maximum of £56,151 pa
  • A £4,700 pa market supplement
  • Flexible working opportunities with hybrid working and top of the range technology
  • Manage a small social work team of six, including an Advanced Practitioner
  • A fantastic, modern working environment in the award-winning Civic Centre building
  • 27 days of annual leave (rising to 33 days for those with continuous service of more than five years)
  • Access to a comprehensive benefits package
  • We are dedicated to creating an environment where social work practice can thrive, and Social Workers are encouraged to be innovative and creative to ensure the services we offer to children and families helps improves their lives.

We are recruiting Team Managers for the following teams below:

Cooperate Parenting Service

  • Children Looked After Team (CLA)
  • Fostering Team (FT)
  • 16 plus Independence Team (IT)
  • Access and Assessments Service

Access and Assessment Service

  • Children Assessment Team (CAT)

Safeguarding Service

  • Family Support & Child Protection Team (FSCP)
  • Children with Disabilities Team (CWD)
  • Court Team (CT)

About the role

To support the Service Managers within their individual service areas by supporting, and advising on strategy, policy and future direction of the service, ensuring effective feedback and translation into service delivery.

About you

You will be lead multi-agency planning for children and have the ability to deliver excellent practice standards, within the legal framework to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and families.  You will be responsible for allocating team workloads and providing case management.  Provide supervision with approaches to practice which is proportionate to identify risk and need.

For an informal chat, please contact Rina Wood, Principal Social Worker by email at rwood@lambeth.gov.uk

How to apply

Interested? Click on the apply button and complete an on-line application, explicitly evidencing in the supporting statement field how you meet the shortlist criteria marked with an ‘A’ at shortlist stage.

Please note we operate an anonymised application process. If you are uploading your CV or a personal statement, please remove your personal details and replace these with your unique candidate application number.

All successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs and a Lambeth CIFAS check https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn

You will also be required to undertake a Cifas check. Further information about Cifas can be found here Cifas

We are a Stonewall diversity champion; a Living Wage Employer and we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria of the role. Please click here for a full list of our accreditations.

Job Description and Person Specification

Recruitment timelines

Closing date: This is a rolling campaign, when we fill all our positions this advert will close.
Shortlisting date/s: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing weekly basis
Interview date/s: To be confirmed

Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all and is committed to safer recruitment.

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  • Employer: Lambeth Council
  • Reference: 1392
  • Published: Sat 06/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/08/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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