Team Manager Children Looked After

Team Manager Children Looked After

Somerset County Council has an exciting opportunity for a permanent post as a Team Manager in the Taunton Team.

This post will involve managing a strong and skilled children in care team, alongside a talented and experienced fellow Team Manager. The role will require oversight of permanency planning for children and working closely with the Leaving Care Team manager in order to facilitate smooth transition for the children into adulthood.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including some working from home, and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

This is an excellent opportunity for either a current Team Manager who is wanting to work in this specialist area of practice, or for an experienced Social Worker who has knowledge and experience of children looked after and can demonstrate the potential to manage a team successfully.  You will have an enthusiasm for delivering the very best outcomes for children looked after, and an ability to support others to do so.

A few things about you

You will be joining a permanent management team, where colleagues are committed to a strengths-based and relationship-based approach, where peer support is strong, and communication is done well. You will be part of a wider team where a learning culture is encouraged and supported. You will be someone who wishes to become an excellent supervisor, and who understands the value of emotionally intelligent practice supervision in social work.

This post would suit an experienced social worker wanting to take the next step in their career, as well as those who are already in existing management positions.

You will be educated to degree level in Social Work, and registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.

Additional information

For more information and an informal chat about the role, please contact Diana Griffiths, Operations Manager, on 07977402546.

Salary £46,881 inclusive of a £5,000 recruitment allowance for up to 3 years.

As this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.

• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

• Staff discounts in gyms.

• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.

• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.

• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.


DBS information

In this role you will require a criminal background check via Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
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    £46,881 pa
  • Job Category
    Public Sector
  • Disability Confident
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