Salary up to £58,600 – £37,266- £48,600 per annum (+Market Supplement of up to £10,000)
Are you a Team Manager with the passion and experience to help children and young people who are not able to live with their families? In this role you’ll manage the direction, delivery and performance of the Adoption Team. Here in Thurrock we place great significance on providing the best services for our children.
You will provide management direction for the Adoption Team working in partnership with our children looked after teams and Fostering Team. You’ll make sure the quality of our professional practice is highly effective, that our social work is clear, simple and understood by children, their families and Adopters. Your priority will be to ensure permanency planning is actively pursued across the team and the whole service and that appropriate Adoption candidates are identified and Adopters are supported to fulfil their role.
You will be an innovator, able to consider new ways of doing things, whilst fulfilling our statutory responsibilities and maximising our use of resources. Thurrock is ambitious for our children and we require an ambitious Team Manager to complete our Management team.
Thurrock is investing in its Children’s Services, this is a good time to join a forward thinking children’s service.
The Market Supplement payment is applicable after 6 months service and subject to performance and continued corporate approval.
Our vision – an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Here at Thurrock council we are striving to unlock sustainable growth, and lay the foundations for future growth and prosperity of the area. Situated on the north side of the River Thames bordering Essex, Kent and East London, Thurrock is an area of great contrast, with a well-balanced mixture of beauty and business. We are determined to improve Thurrock as a place, ensuring we are providing the best services for the people of Thurrock whilst offering the opportunity of prosperity.
Thurrock council is bucking the trend seen across most local authorities, we have a forecast balanced budget to 2021/22 which will provide the council with unique opportunities to change how we do things and improve the offer to our residents and businesses. Our aim is to create a place where people and businesses want to stay and thrive, and developers and investors want to invest.
We have an exciting and ambitious agenda to deliver here at Thurrock council with £20billion of new investment planned for homes, jobs and infrastructure including £6billion being invested in private sector jobs; 24,500 new jobs planned over the next 20 years - working towards a future where every resident has a good job and £100million new investment in our schools – to ensure our education offer is first class, whilst building upon 97% of our primary schools being “good” or better.
Thurrock is a diverse place, known not only for its ports and logistics centres but home of the Royal Opera House and the expanding intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. Thurrock’s heritage, wildlife sites and breath-taking countryside offer the best of both being perfectly positioned just 35 minutes from central London.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited employer and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!
How to Apply
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