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Team Manager - Social Worker Academy

Job Type:
Social Work
Child Protection
Social Worker
South East, London
£44,229 per annum
Job Ref:

Team Manager - Social Worker Academy - Surrey - £44,229 + benefits

Our Client has an excellent opportunity for a Team Manager to join one of Surrey's Social Worker Academy Teams. As a Team Manager in the Academy, you will support Social Workers who have recently qualified and undertaking the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), enabling them to build confidence and competencies in their new role.


  • £2,000 'Golden Hello'
  • 28 days annual leave, with options to buy and sell leave
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8,000 to help you be closer to work
  • Savings on childcare vouchers
  • Where possible, we offer flexible working including part-time, job share and home     working
  • Local government salary-related pension offered

About the role:

  • Each cohort will have 10 NQSW's supported by two ATM's. It offers a structured programme of induction and supported practice, skills development and learning. Working alongside the fieldwork teams, workers will have the opportunity to undertake direct practice, shadowing and training, with a reduced caseload, enabling theory and practice to become aligned.  
  • You will provide your allocated Social Workers with regular supervision in terms of both casework and professional development, along with protected development time, enabling them to become a confident, capable and expert social worker. 
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the requirements of the ASYE portfolio are met and will be the main assessor of practice for the workers. You will have an opportunity to share in the development of this service.
  • The Academy gives you the chance to be part of a new approach to social work induction and training in line with the Social Work Reform Board recommendations for NQSW's working with children and families. You will have close contact with the ATM's currently in the East and West who can support you with their experience of the Academy and you will report to the Team manager.


  • Be eligible to work within in the U.K
  • Full UK license
  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification
  • Have completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills
  • Have a proven record in first line management of Children's fieldwork teams.
  • Have extensive experience in managing Court and Child Protection Work and have a thorough understanding of theory and research relevant to social work practice.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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