Social Work Team Manager

Location Totnes
Job type Contract
Salary £44 per hour
Contact Lauren Minter
Call Lauren
Reference 166908

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Work Team Manager to work based in Totnes, within the Children & Families Team.

The pay rate for this locum Team Manager job is £44 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Working creatively within our restorative practice model to promote positive change within the home environment
  • Managing a small team of practitioners, you’ll embed a high-performance culture by helping your team to continually develop their skills so that they can achieve the best outcomes for our children and their families
  • Through reflective supervision meetings with your team of social workers, you’ll champion their personal and professional growth
  • Be responsible for the allocation and oversight of cases within your defined area, ensuring quality standards are maintained, as well as supporting social workers to identify risk and decide when to take protective action
  • Support social workers through formal legal proceedings and attend court, working in partnership with our Legal Team

Requirements of the Team Manager:

  • A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work)
  • Registered on Social Work England
  • Previous management experience is desired, however we welcome applications from candidates looking to take the next step in their careers
  • Passionate individuals to make an impact on the lives of the children and families we work with
  • An outstanding social worker with a strong understanding of safeguarding
  • Significant post-qualifying experience gained within at least two different social care environments
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring qualified and unqualified colleagues
  • First-class interpersonal skills, to support the need to deal with complex social care issues
  • Good understanding of managing complex cases, including court work
  • Demonstrable experience of promoting practice that improves outcomes for children, and an understanding of challenging underperformance where needed

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Team Manager job is advertised by Lauren Minter; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.