Deputy Team Manager, Children's Safeguarding - Gloucester Pods

Reference:2/CF/17/394 

Salary:£38,237.00 - £41,025.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall Complex, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:28 August 2017 at midnight 

We value our social workers and are excited to be offering a recruitment welcome payment of £4,000 for Deputy Team Manager positions as well as a relocation payment of up to £5,000.

Gloucestershire County Council is looking to recruit a dynamic and child focused Deputy Team Manager to join a busy frontline Safeguarding Team in Gloucester City. This team is split into innovative Pods, which are inter-disciplinary focussing on smaller geographic areas and working together as part of a wider city service. There is a focus on joint work, observation and reflective supervision enabling healthy challenge and analysis to ensure high quality assessments and interventions, and creating a much more cohesive and collaborative way of working with the whole family to create sustainable change.


As a Deputy Team Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Team Manager with the performance management of Social Workers to improve outcomes for children and families, to deliver service plans, priorities and strategies consistent with high quality practice. To achieve this you will be responsible for holding reflective supervision with Social Workers, assuring the quality of work, supporting with legal processes, and working to improve the quality of service and outcomes for children and their families.


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.


Gloucestershire County Council are currently on an improvement journey, and making moves to ensure we provide the best service to the children, families, and service users in our county.

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 ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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.

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