Team Manager - Cheltenham Children & Families Team

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Salary:£41,967.00 - £43,821.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Edinburgh House, Coronation Square, Cheltenham - GL51 7SA 

Closing date:19 November 2017 at midnight 

Salary: Up to £43,821 per annum, pro rata plus recruitment welcome payment of £5,000 pro-rata

Our Children and Families teams ensure that every child has a clear assessment of need, with a plan that sets out how help will be delivered, outcomes to be achieved and arrangements for review. Children supported in these teams are subject to child protection plans, children in need plans or are undergoing permanency planning having recently entered care.

How you’ll help make a difference

At Gloucestershire County Council, we are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the services we provide in keeping the County moving forward. We pride ourselves on finding the most effective and efficient way of improving the lives of the people of Gloucestershire. For all the good that we do, none of it would be possible without the compassion and dedication of the 4000+ staff who help us truly make a difference – and that’s where we need you!

Gloucestershire County Council is looking to recruit a part time (18.5 hours) Team Manager to join our Cheltenham Children and Families Team as part of a job share arrangement. As a job share., you will work closely with the existing manager in the management of the team.

As a Team Manager we’ll rely on you to lead and manage Children’s Social Care Services, improving outcomes for children and families by delivering a robust and high quality service through effective leadership and management. To achieve this you’ll be responsible for the day to day leadership and management of your team, managing budgets, managing team performance and assuring the quality of work, holding reflective supervision with Social Workers and using performance information to improve the quality of service and improve outcomes for children and their families.

What we need from you

You will have proven supervisory and management experience including experience of managing processes or projects in Social Care.

You will be HCPC registered with recent statutory experience of working with families and protecting children who are in need and at risk. You will be passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children.

You’ll be able to demonstrate your skills in clear decision making, problem solving and risk assessment , along with good knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research. You’ll also be ready to embed positive change

What you’ll get in return

All GCC Employees benefit from the knowledge that the work they do can directly improve the lives of the people of Gloucestershire and we believe that by doing so they deserve to be further rewarded. All employees start with 24.5 days annual leave (rising to 29.5 after 5 years service), with the opportunity to purchase up to 10 days extra in our Holiday Purchase scheme. Employees also benefit from the Council’s flexible working policy and everyone has the opportunity to join the very attractive Local Government Pension Scheme.

In addition we value our social workers and are excited to be offering a recruitment welcome payment of £3,000 for experienced Social Workers who take up positions in our safeguarding & children in care teams. We also offer a relocation package worth up to £5,000.

Application Information

If you feel you have the skill, desire and experience required to make a positive difference we would love to have you on board. Please continue to submit an application form by clicking on ‘Apply Now’.

For more information about the role, please contact us for a discussion at You can also follow us on twitter at @GCCSocialWork and search for GCC Social Work Careers on Facebook.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check. As part of our safer recruitment policy if you are short listed we will request references from your previous and current employer.