Assistant Team Manager – Child Protection

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  • Salary:
    £47,675 - £50,632 / Per Year + Perks
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    22nd August 2019

Job Description

Social Personnel are now seeking an experienced Assistant Team Manager to help lead Reading Borough Council’s Child Protection services.


  • Lead a small number of staff in delivering a service in a specialised field (e.g. foster, adoption, family support, children and young people with learning or physical disabilities, duty, and referral) and/or geographical area in accordance with legislative requirements, all relevant policies and procedures and agreed performance targets.
  • To advise your line manager of any significant incident, event or identified trend, in order to ensure effective and timely management and resolution.
  • Provide advice and support in relation to complex cases;
  • Undertake/oversee allocation of work to your direct reports to agreed service priorities; monitor case files, case records; deal with workload management issues as they arise.
  • As directed be involved with or lead on matters related to recruitment, induction, training and personal development, absence management, retention, grievance/ discipline/capability, succession planning, workforce planning.
  • Undertake professional and reflective supervision, staff appraisals and staff development activities.
  • Undertake performance management, quality assurance and act on inadequate performance as appropriate.
  • Ensure oversight and adherence to agreed resource packages and contribute to resource planning for the overall team assigned to.
  • Ensure you and your supervisees are adhering to agreed policies and procedures.  Contribute to development of strategy/services/policies for specialised field; ensuring service delivery is within relevant legislation and regulation.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external working relationships with partner organisations, external agencies.
  • Chair reviews/planning meetings/case conferences/strategy meetings as appropriate.
  • To model leadership competencies and behaviours that continuously develop staff and services
  • To take personal responsibility for identifying and meeting your own development and training needs
  • To undertake delegated duties on behalf of Team Managers, as required.

What you need:

  • QSW Status – including qualification and HCPC registration
  • previous experience working with local authorities.
  • Previous managerial experience within a children’s social team
  • Right to work in the UK.

Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • Receive a £250 referral bonus for every social worker sent to us who gets placed.
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…

If you are interested in this position please submit application below or call Trey on 0203 929 4008.