Team Manager

14 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Children's Social Work

An unusual opportunity for a team manager has arisen within Plymouth City Council Children's Social Work Service. We rarely have team manager vacancies, with an excellent internal career development pathway ensuring that our talent is developed and retained. Our social worker vacancy rate in November 2016 was just 7% compared with the national average of 17%. We have just completed an exciting whole-directorate transformation to modernise and innovate the way we deliver excellent outcomes to children and families.

This could be the opportunity for you to join a forward thinking, compact and co-located service in the centre of Britain's Ocean City, situated between Cornwall, Dartmoor and the stunning coastal and rural environment of South Devon.

To be the right person to join our vision for the future, you will either be/have been a successful team manager in a children's social work setting. Alternatively, you will be an advanced/senior practitioner with significant front line experience in children's social care including public law proceedings, and the ambition to develop yourself into an outstanding team manager. We are a learning organisation so in either case, we will support your development and will sponsor you to attend the training you need to develop your skills.

You will share our belief in emotionally intelligent supervision and our commitment to the highest standards of practice. You will share our commitment to developing staff at all levels to have the skills they need to be exceptional practitioners and the resilience to thrive in a challenging and rewarding career. You will join us in making a difference, for children and young people in the city, for our workforce and for our partners.

The Disclosure & Barring Service Check requirement for this post is: Enhanced Check + DBS Children's Barred List & DBS Adult's Barred List (previously known as CRB Check)

For an informal discussion, you can email the Professional Development Team by an email and one of our team will contact you back.

For essential requirements please see the role profile on our website, where you can also apply for the post.

Closing date: 24th April 2017.