Team Manager - Assessment Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/11/2023 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£ 52,580- £58,064
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Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
29 Nov
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 a Children’s Information and Advice Officer and a Children’s Social Care Practitioner. 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 Local 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 experience

There has never been a better time to work for our council. An explosion of growth is taking place in Peterborough which will benefit everyone who lives, works and spends time here.

Peterborough’s new university opened its doors last year, with phases two and three in progress, and a new government hub at Fletton Quays opened its doors earlier this year, with a Hilton Hotel with rooftop bar opening soon.

Plans are afoot for many other city centre sites, including the railway station which the city council has received £48million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to redevelop, and a new city centre hub and footbridge across the embankment, as part of a number of projects being funded by the Government’s Towns Fund.

Peterborough’s time really is now.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, apply today.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.