£44,229 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, RH1 1YB or Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ. 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.
This is a 3 month fixed term contract opportunity.
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
This is a great opportunity to use your management skills to streamline an effective service and be creative in making improvements that will directly impact service users. As a team manager you must be able to lead and motivate your Care Leavers’ Team, ensuring communication across all parties in order to implement the statutory duties and responsibilities to high standards.
The Care Leavers’ Service is a countywide service made up of five teams. As the Team Manager you will join and manage a team of personal advisers working from one of our three offices. You will be expected to travel around the county as required.
You will be a pro-active analytical thinker, with experience of working within a multi-agency context as well as having a sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. You will also need to be a strong team worker, who brings ideas for service delivery and in partnership with young people.
You must have/demonstrate additional knowledge and experience of asylum/immigration legislation, policy and processes to assist the team with assessments, planning and supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Care Leavers.
This Team Manager role will include:
- Managing, supervising and developing staff to enhance performance
- Developing and providing services which are culturally sensitive and empowering for all service users
- Developing new services, where necessary, with partner agencies
- Initiating, planning, managing and implementing change
- Establishing Quality Assurance and Performance Management frameworks
- Using your own initiative, working under pressure and managing time and resources
- Working flexibly including working some evenings (usually by prior arrangement)
- Be eligible to work within in the UK
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
If you have the drive and the commitment we are looking for we would love to hear from you!
For an informal discussion contact Christine Westwood by e-mail at Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st December 2018.
Interview date to be confirmed.
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