Deputy Team Manager - Children's Safeguarding

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Salary:£38,237.00 - £41,025.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Various - Cheltenham and Cinderford - GL51 7SA 

Closing date:25 January 2017 at midnight 

Deputy Team Manager - Children’s Safeguarding

Are you looking for an opportunity to progress, grow and develop in your career? Are you passionate about making a difference to children’s lives through your expertise and the leadership of social workers? Have you considered a career at Gloucestershire County Council?

Our children’s safeguarding teams include our Referral and Assessment Teams; who respond to initial child protection enquiries and our Children and Families Teams; these teams work with children and families who require further social work interventions. These teams are located across the county to best support the needs of the children and families in each community.

Current opportunities available:

Team:  Referral & Assessment
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours:  Full Time

Children & Families
Location:  Cheltenham
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours:  Full Time 

Team:  Children & Families
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours:  Full Time 

About you

  • You will be HCPC registered

  • Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children

  • Have recent statutory experience of working with families and protecting children who are in need and at risk

  • Have supervisory / practice educator / coaching / mentoring experience

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research - you’ll be ready to influence and embed positive change

  • Experience managing processes, projects or change in social work

Our offer:

  • Nationally recognised Masterclasses

  • A comprehensive training programme

  • Opportunities for career progression and development

  • A competitive relocation package of up to £5000

So if, just like us, you’re passionate and committed to improving the lived experience of our children across Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

For more information about GCC’s Children’s Services and our teams visit: or follow our Principal Social Workers @GlosPSW.

For further information about the posts available please contact Kerry Cole


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.

If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.