Team Manager - Children's Social Care

Tower Hamlets College
College Curriculum Manager
Salary Text
PO6 - £44,496 - £47,292

Benefits and Allowances

We pay £44,496 to £47,292 per annum basic salary with an additional recruitment and retention allowance of £4,779 per annum (payable in monthly instalments) and a Travel Allowance of £1,548 (payable in monthly instalments).

Role Purpose

To achieve our vision of a brighter future for our Children’s Services, we are embarking on a campaign to recruit a significant number of Children’s Social Workers and Managers. We are investing an additional £4.8 million in Children’s Social Care to pay for enhanced payments, the development of an exciting training offer and increased access to Team Management and administrative support. We are in the early stages of an exciting and transformative improvement journey following our recent disappointing Ofsted inspection, with a plan to get to “Good” within two years,

Through our service redesign, we have established smaller teams with reduced caseloads. You will be responsible for managing a team of up to 6 Social Workers and an Advanced Social Work Practitioner. Nearly all teams will have a dedicated Business Support Officer. We have introduced revised leadership and management training, invested in IT and place a strong emphasis on reflective supervision.

Vacancies are available in the following areas:

Assessment and Early Intervention

Family Support and Protection

Fostering and development

Permanency and adoption support

Child placement team (commissioning)

Children Looked After and Leaving Care

Court Assessment , Intervention and Contact Service

Skills and Experience

We are looking for people with the relevant skills, expertise, experience, ambition and drive to help us achieve our goals. If you are motivated to make a positive difference to children and families, you are open to new ideas and can use your expertise to help us achieve, then we want to hear from you.

This is a very exciting time for our Children’s Services Directorate and we need committed individuals to support us on our improvement journey. You will become part of our growing team which will work towards making a difference to our children and to develop the next generation of Tower Hamlets’ citizens

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Closing date: 25th September 2017 with interviews week commencing 9th October 201

To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV. You will then be sent an email directing you to the College Careers Portal to complete your application.

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