Team Manager - Children Looked After

Ref: CVP 546
Date posted: 31/07/2018
Closing date: 15/08/2018 05:00 PM
Hours per week: 36
Salary: £43,757 - £44,697 per annum
Location: Huyton
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and committed manager who can support a team of Social Workers to deliver excellent outcomes for children and young people.

If you are an experienced, flexible and committed Social Worker looking for progression or a Team Manager who needs a fresh challenge and you  want to work for a local authority with a stable workforce and manageable caseloads this is the post for you.

Children Looked After Team Manager:

Knowsley is committed to continually improving the way in which we provide services to our Children Looked After population.

For the role you will need:

·        HCPC Registration

·        A Social work qualification

·        A minimum of four years post qualification experience working with Children and Families

·        Supervisory experience

·        Commitment to improving outcomes for children

·        Resilience and motivation

·        Excellent leadership qualities

We offer:

·        A supportive and accessible management senior team, based with Social Work Teams

·        Monthly Supervision

·        A management programme that supports Team Managers in their role

·        Automatic entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme

·        36 hour week

·        Generous Annual Leave entitlement plus 8 bank holidays and a further 2 locally agreed concessionary days

·        Access to up to date Research and Practice Developments and to Community Care Inform

You will support all practitioners to become confident in their practice, produce good quality  social work and to continue to develop their professional skills.

We are looking for aspiring and experienced team managers. Whilst experience is important, having the right set of skills and values is vital. As such, if you like a challenge and are ambitious for children, young people, their families, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

Team Managers will be responsible for the management, development and leadership of a social work team in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children, young people and their families/carers by delivering high quality services that address need and lead to improved outcomes, whilst managing the reputation of the Service and the Council.

You will ensure that the Service responds to new challenges, priorities and requirements whist maintaining the Council’s statutory obligations and using resources in the most effective manner.

For an informal discussion please contact Ann Clarkson, [Head of Service] on tel: 0151 443 4312.

Closing Date: WEDNESDAY, 15 August  2018 at 5 pm

How to apply

Please download and fill in the application form and email completed application form to

Please note that the Council does not accept Curriculum Vitae (CVs) or hard copy paper application forms for this vacancy.

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