Team Manager, Assessment Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/01/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough City Council
£47,854 – £53,042
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
30 Jan
Further Information

Peterborough Children’s Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced team manager to join our Assessment Service.

As a team manager, you will lead a team comprising of 6 social workers, including a newly qualified social worker and a senior practitioner, as well as 1 Children’s Information and Advice Officer. The team are responsible for undertaking initial Child and Family Assessments, brief Child in Need planning, Section 47 enquiries, instigating court applications and completing private law work.

The Assessment Service is a service whereby there are low caseloads and a stable, committed workforce which creates a calm and safe place where social work practice thrives.

Peterborough is a ‘Good’ rated authority that provides excellent training and professional development, offers competitive rates of pay and provides excellent office facilities for our staff. We acknowledge the benefits to staff of being able to secure a healthy work life balance and as such we continue to offer a hybrid way of working.

The successful candidate will have significant social work experience within a children’s safeguarding context, substantive knowledge and experience of the current legislation and statutory frameworks which under pin safeguarding children and will be able to evidence a high level of leadership skills. The candidate will be able to evidence a proven track record for sound threshold application, exceptional communication skills and delivering excellent outcomes for children, young people, and their families. Being able to work flexibly in a fast-paced service is essential to the role and is key in our endeavour to ensure that staff receive an outstanding level of reflective supervision, support and are engaged in driving the quality of the support and services we offer to children and families even further.

Benefits as an Assessment Team Manager:

• Annual £5,000 retention bonus
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Local Government pension scheme
• Significant training and professional development opportunities
• Flexible/Agile working
• Competitive Lease Car Scheme

Requirements as an Assessment Team Manager:

• Degree level or equivalent in Social Work
• Social Work England registration
• Eligible to work in the UK
• Hold a full UK licence
• Post qualified experienced

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.