Deputy Team Manager - Children in Care (Over 11s)

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Salary:£38,237.00 - £41,025.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Ryeleaze Road, Stroud - GL5 1JR 

Closing date:01 May 2017 at midnight 

We are excited to confirm that we are now offering a recruitment payment of £4,000 for Deputy Team Manager positions as well as relocation assistance of up to £5,000. 

At Gloucestershire County Council our service users at the heart of everything we do. We have an exciting opportunity for a new Deputy Team Manager to join our Over 11s team in Stroud. The successful candidates will be responsible for leading and managing a team involved with allocated casework.

About the opportunity

As statutory corporate parents, we have a duty of care for the young people who are in care and care leavers in Gloucestershire. It’s our responsibility to champion their needs and give them the best start in life. Adolescence is an incredibly important time in young people’s lives and we’re looking for a Deputy Team Manager who shares our passion for working alongside vulnerable young people, to support the Team Manager in one of our 11-25’s children in care and care leavers’ team.

The position is based within the Youth Support Team which is a multi-agency service in Gloucestershire. Here, you’ll have access to a range of seconded specialists – from Health, Police, Youth Offending / Probation, Education and Housing. This integrated approach means that you’ll have relevant professionals’ expertise as and when you need it, helping you get the quickest, most effective outcomes for young people.

About you

As a fully qualified registered Social Worker coming to us from a similar role, you’ll bring a proven track record of contributing to the development managing and developing teams, and achieving positive outcomes for Children in Care and/or Care Leavers. Flexible, open-minded and creative in your approach, we’d also like you to have an understanding of effective multi-agency working and helping to shape and evaluate services. You’re a leader by example, someone who can motivate, inspire and get the best from people. If you’re looking for a dynamic challenge, this is a unique and extremely rewarding opportunity to help change lives. Your voice will be heard and your opinions valued.

For this role you must hold the following:

  • A registered professional social work qualification

  • Registration with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC)

Our offer:

  • Nationally recognised Masterclasses

  • A comprehensive training programme

  • Opportunities for career progression and development

  • A recruitment payment of £4,000

  • A competitive relocation package of up to £5000

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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.

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.

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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.