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Team Manager - Short Breaks

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£43,857 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:28 October 2020 at midnight 

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Team Manager to join our Short Breaks Service on a permanent basis, to work 18.5 hours per week as part of a job share arrangement.
The starting salary is £43,857 (Level One) rising to £45,859 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers)
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview. 
Team Information
The Short Breaks Service operates citywide and provides both planned and unplanned short breaks for disabled children and young people in order to promote growth, development and inclusion, as well as providing support for families and carers. 
Team members work with a wide range of colleagues both internally and externally, to ensure the Local Authority meets its statutory duties under the Children’s Act, as well as maintaining and forging business relationships with commissioning groups and other relevant stakeholders.
Job Purpose 
The Short Breaks Team Manager manages a diverse service area, being responsible for all community and family short breaks which includes two registered services. These include: Short Breaks Fostering, which is a home based fostering service and includes a contract carer scheme; the community based linking and sitting scheme which promotes community based integration through a register of employed and casual workers; which is registered with CQC, and oversight of the home care and befriending and social group frameworks. 
The post holder will co-ordinate, plan, develop, and implement services in compliance with  fostering legislation, CQC and OFSTED registration requirements, departmental policies and procedures and within a framework of the National Standards, relevant legislation, Governmental performance indicators and the City Council’s strategic aims and objectives.
This role requires not only a SW qualification and SW England registration, but also significant experience of working in a statutory role with disabled children, young people and their families, as well as foster carers and other Short Breaks services.
This is a challenging and fast paced role, which is ideally suited to someone looking for the next step in their Children’s Social Work career, with a focus on community engagement and improved outcomes for children and young people.
How to Apply
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the points in the Person Specification, and you include all relevant qualifications.
Essential Requirements
  1. CQSW / CSS / Dip SW, Degree Qualification and Social Work England Registration;
  2. Have substantial knowledge and experience as a worker of children’s services that support disabled children and families;
  3. Effective analytical and assessments skills and proactive problem solving ability when dealing with complex fostering and general child care issues;
  4. To have strong organizational skills and the ability to co-ordinate the prompt delivery and effective development of the services;
  5. Ability to manage quality, performance, discipline, supervision, complaints and grievances.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

For informal enquiries please email asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, quoting vacancy ref CA1474 in the subject line.
Useful Information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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