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Team Manager - Children in Care

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:26 September 2021 at midnight 

Job Purpose
  • To champion improved outcomes for children and young people in Leicestershire as part of the operational management structure of children social care.
  • To ensure that children and families receive high quality coordinated services which meet their needs and keep children safe.
  • To work with partner agencies in a coordinated and integrated approach wherever possible to achieve good outcomes for children and families
  • To take a lead in embedding the Departmental practice framework underpinned by the Signs of Safety Methodology to support the delivery of high quality social work practice
  • To provide management accountability to front line social work services

  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Evidence of continued learning and development
  • Professional Body  Membership
  • Substantial   post qualifying experience of working with children  and families experience
  • Experience of statutory childcare work, including safeguarding, child protection and court processes
  • Experience of supervising staff or Social Work students
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Knowledge of relevant guidance and regulation including the Children Act 1989,Working Together 2015 ,Children and Social Work Act 2017 etc.
  • In depth safeguarding knowledge and best practice in the delivery of quality services
  • Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.
  • Knowledge of the signs of safety methodology
  • Knowledge of what excellent social work practice looks like
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • To analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure, and to take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Service Manager.
  • To communicate effectively with a wide range of people, using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • To manage resources and budgets effectively and efficiently
  • Motivate staff and partners to work together effectively for change.
  • Deliver results to tight deadlines.
  • Good all round IT skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills – written and oral.
  • Good at prioritisation and managing a heavy workload.
  • To collect, analyse and interpret performance data and statistical information
  • Ability to apply quality standards in performance management to improve staff performance and outcomes for children
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • Willing to work duty systems and to work outside normal hours as and when required
  • Ability to drive around the country
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Angie Lymer-Cox, Tel: 0116 3054732 Email:   
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
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