The starting salary for this position is £45,734 - £51,725 per annum (up to £69,000 including night shift allowances) based on a 36 hour working week.
At Surrey, our Children Services are on a rapid journey of transformation, with a dedicated permanent senior leadership team in place.
A pivotal part of this transformation journey is to ensure that we have managers in place who are motivated in creating an environment where talent is nurtured and people are supported to be the best they can be.
It is not possible to provide great services without a fundamentally close connection with our children and families and that is why Surrey implement the Family Safeguarding model. This model is strength based and includes professionals who work with adults in teams supporting children and their families. Surrey is bringing together Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Domestic Abuse Practitioners, Recovery Workers, Mental Health Practitioners and Psychologists so that the whole team can address all the issues facing a family.
"Due to the retirement of our Team Manager, we are now recruiting to a full time role. Surrey Emergency Duty Service has been recently reviewed and is about to launch its new revised ways of working. The model includes the implementation of modern telephony systems, innovative ways of recording as well as enhanced communication and work with the day time services." Juliana Tomegea, Children’s Single Point of Access Service Manager.
Your role as a Team Manager in the Emergency Duty Service is to help your team of experienced Social Workers and Senior Practitioners build strong networks with partner agencies and day time services, ensuring that children are safeguarded during out of hours.
Throughout all that you do, you will ensure that your team upholds and champions best practice so that together we are focused on solving problems and we meet the needs of our children, young people and their families, reducing the risk of harm.
We believe that Surrey is one place in the country where professionals can make the biggest difference to children's lives. We have taken huge strides towards delivering outstanding children services and we want professionals who are as passionate as we are to join us on this journey.
We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving outcomes and safeguarding our children and young people. We have 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.
Your responsibilities as the Team Manager will include:
- Lead, manage and motivate staff
- Manage and oversee the performance of the team
- Lead and manage good practice
- Manage team budgets effectively
To be shortlisted to interview for this role, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:
- A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
- A valid registration with Social Work England
- Significant experience of working within Children and Families Teams, which may include Emergency Duty or Front Door services
- Leadership and management experience
- Experience of working within child protection and court work
- Must hold a full UK Driving Licence
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/11/2021 with interviews to follow.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Juliana Tomegea by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 26 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.