Children's Social Care Team Manager- Child Protection Conference Team

Reference:6/SW/19/012 

Salary:£42,806.00 - £44,697.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Children's Services, Shire Hall Complex, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:03 February 2019 at midnight 

Pay & Reward
Gloucestershire are on an improvement journey and as part of this we recognise that pay and reward are a factor when seeking your next challenge.

Therefore in addition to your salary Gloucestershire are offering Team Managers:



  • A welcome payment of £5,000

  • Relocation Package of £8,000

  • Retention payments of £2,000

  • Flexible working opportunities


The role of CP Conference Team Manager


We are looking for an experienced team manager to work as part of a management team to lead our child protection conference chairs in meeting their responsibilities. This will include chairing of initial and review conferences, engaging children in their reviews, managing dispute resolution, quality assurance of plans and celebrating best practice.


To undertake this role with us we need:



  • Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service

  • Your extensive front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker

  • Your leadership experience including mentoring / coaching to support your team

  • You to provide high level support and challenge to colleagues to foster a learning culture

  • You to also bring persistence to manage situations of a challenging nature


How do we support our staff?


Gloucestershire are determined to work hard to keep our children and families at the centre of everything we do, ensuring our staff have the time to get to know these families and provide the best intervention. To drive improvement across the service we have made significant investment of time and money into our services:



  • More social work posts to support manageable caseloads

  • Smaller teams allowing greater management support and oversight

  • Improved office environments and investment in ICT and mobile working

  • Focus on direct work and visits to see children

  • Supportive and approachable management with 1:1 monthly reflective supervision

  • A comprehensive training and development package including a manager development programme

  • A clear career pathway from newly qualified to management

  • Increased and improved administrative support

  • Partnership working including a supportive Early Help offer

  • High support and high challenge through restorative practice


More information about our journey so far and our commitment to staff can be found on our website or email us for information at CSWrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk

To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience we will contact you to discuss the role
you are interested in including the location and type of work and to book in an interview. All our pay and reward scheme offers are subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and are pro-rata based on hours.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

Only if you have difficulty accessing the information published online should you contact GCC Appointments & People Sourcing Team by telephone 01452-425888 or e-mail to ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk quoting the vacancy reference number above

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