£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at St Francis Centre, Southway, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8WZ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
At Surrey, our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. Our teams across Surrey are developing into a strong service with a stable workforce. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent Children's Services, with Family Resilience - early help and prevention, at the heart of our journey. Family Safeguarding, an innovative and highly effective approach, developed in Hertfordshire will be central to our new model: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-safeguarding-hertfordshire-an-evaluation
As a Team Manager, you will be committed to helping your service manager and fellow team managers to ensure the service your team provides is forward thinking, responsive and meets the diverse needs of our service users. You will do this by contributing to service strategies, police and procedures as required.
You will be responsible for managing, motivating and developing your specialist team by sharing your professional leadership and support to help them deliver safe practice and effective management of their workloads. You will ensure that the practice your team delivers is consistent and under your expert guidance and supervision that complex cases and decisions are managed effectively within your area.
You will be a skilled communicator with the ability to build and foster effective working relationships with not only your team, but our partners and colleagues across the county as required to ensure there is successful co-productive working across the division.
Throughout all that you do, you will ensure that your team upholds and champion best practice so that together, we are focused on solving problems before they escalate and we meet the needs of our Children, Young People and their families, reducing the risk of harm.
To be shortlisted to interview, your CV and personal statement need to address the requirements of the person specification and will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
- A broad working knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding and other specific to the team/s.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
- Previous managerial experience.
We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving outcomes and safeguarding our children and young people. We made a great start in changing things for the better at Surrey and now want the best people to join us to continue the great work already achieved.
For an informal discussion contact Sue Russell by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26th December 2019.
Interviews to follow.