Please note, this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of Adopt Thames Valley.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the continued development of this Regional Adoption Agency.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Team Manager to join us!
Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) launched in December 2017 and it was formed by Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire.
We are hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Woodley (Berks) and Swindon. We are a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families.
About the role:
In this role, you will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers.
This role would be based at the Woodley office and you will have supervisory responsibility for staff based in Woodley and possibly some other offices. The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption. They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: group work; training; direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions.
Some travel to all other offices would be expected.
Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting? Are you interested in different ways of working in this field? Would you like to be involved in developing this growing service and supporting other committed and skilled social workers within the service?
This role would suit you if you are someone wishing to extend your existing skills and knowledge in supporting families. It would be perfect for you if you would like to be part of a strong and committed management team driving a new service forward.
Rewards and benefits:
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.
We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.
Would you like to know more?
Please visit https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/file/jobs-2020/TeamManagerPermanenceSupportJDPS.pdf to view full Job Description and Person Specification.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Teresa Rogers, Service Manager on 07393 001056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 12 July 2020
Interviews: 20 July 2020
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.