Social Work Team Manager

Location Rochester
Job type Contract
Salary £38 - 39 per hour
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Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Rochester for a Social Work Team Manager.

The pay rate for this locum Team Manager job is £38.00 - £39.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Line manage, support and coach a team of experienced social workers responsible for safeguarding and promoting the best interests of disabled children and disabled young adults to achieve their full potential
  • Contribute towards delivering the council's vision for Children's Social Care in order to ensure the objectives and priorities are realised
  • Promote and develop effective partnership working with other Council services and partner agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the service
  • Lead, manage and motivate a staff team, ensuring high-quality professional supervision and performance development plans are completed which enhance individuals personal and professional development needs and contributes towards staff retention
  • Deputise and support the Group Manager where necessary on all aspects relating to the development of the service, and cover for other Team Managers where appropriate
  • Actively promote work-life balance and flexible working in order to achieve high-quality service delivery
  • Ensure Children and Young People's voices are listened to and acted upon
  • Liaise with all stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation, including working with children and families to ensure they are appropriately involved in decisions
  • Delegated budget management responsibilities and contribute towards the management of the staffing team budget including setting, monitoring and ensuring effective spend of budget

Requirements of the Team Manager:

  • A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work)
  • Registered on Social Work England
  • Management qualification or evidence of appropriate experience and willingness to undergo training
  • PEPS 2 or working towards
  • Fully understand and be aware of the commitment to Section 17 of the duty of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder
  • Be ambitious for young people and promote others to share the same drive
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience of working with disabled children and their families
  • Experience in supporting student placements
  • Knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children in a statutory setting
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of legislation relating to General Data Protection Regulations and Freedom of Information
  • Demonstrable ability to build sound, productive working relationships with colleagues, partners and employees
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Car driver and use of a car for business purposes
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Ability to work independently within clear guidelines and regularly uses initiative to make decisions, referring to more senior officers for advice on policy/resource issues

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 Rob King; 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.