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Assistant Team Manager - Looked After Children

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Looked After Children
Assistant Team Manager
South West
Swindon, Wiltshire
£47,016 to £47,016 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £47016 per annum
Job Ref:

Assistant Team Manager - Looked After Children - Swindon - Up to £47,016 per annum

We are currently looking for a social work qualified Assistant Team Manager to join a Looked After Children's Team based in Swindon. Your aspirations should be limitless and you will be determined and passionate about children's services.

Our client continuously drive forward improvements in their service and they want their social workers to be part of their transformation, contribute to improving the safeguarding of their children whilst ensuring they have the full support and training to do it.

The team has made a number of transformations including:

* Multi-million pound investment in staff and support
* Significant restructure creating smaller social worker teams
* New intuitive IT system to cut down on desk time and make mobile working the norm
* A separate 'Children Looked After' team to make sure they provide the best service for children in care
* High standards for management practice, support and supervision for staff

Benefits of this Assistant Team Manager role include:

* £3000 "golden hello" payment after 1 years' service
* Retention payments of £2000 after completing 2 years' service and a further £2000 after 3 years' service
* Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (eligibility criteria)
* Competitive salaries
* Free car parking at their central Swindon campus
* A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
* 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) rising to 31 days after 10 years' service
* Leisure and legal services discounts
* Eating out, shopping and entertainment discounts
* Flexible working

Responsibilities of this Assistant Team Manager role include:

* Ensuring high quality work across all areas of work, including, long term CLA achieving permanency and court work
* Ensuring work is completed in a timely way focusing on the needs of the children and young people
* Ensuring staff are skilled in relation to permanency and care planning
* Working within Swindon Borough Council Management Team to develop practice and skills across the service area to ensure children and their families receive a seamless services
* Working with children, their carers and their families to support them wherever possible to reunify with their family
* Ensuring that resources are used to enable best outcomes for children and young people and their families
* Working alongside colleagues from a variety of agencies to ensure children's needs are consistently being met decision making

Essential requirements of this Assistant Team Manager role include:

* Degree or equivalent in Social Work
* Registered with Social Work England
* Fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act - for the effective performance of a customer-facing role)
* Eligible to work in the UK

For more information please email


Contact Details:
Tel: 02038784727
Contact: Kieran Wright

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