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Team Manager - Children's Social Work Duty and Advice Service

Location: Halford House Halford Street Entrance

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £43857 - £46845

Total salary package*: £63876

Job reference: 2469

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 7th March 2021

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About the job

This is an exciting time to join Leicester City Council and to be part of our strong management team and ever-improving service ensuring children are at the heart of our work. Join us and you’ll be involved in our vision to keep families together, ensure that children are safe and well cared for, prevent abuse and neglect and reduce mental health difficulties experienced by adults and children.

We are looking for a Team Manager with excellent leadership skills to manage our DAS team, and ensure cases allocated within the team are fully compliant with statutory regulations, policy and national minimum standards. As part of our commitment to ensuring you achieve your full professional capabilities, you will benefit from a variety of opportunities to further your experience, skills and knowledge.

Your role

As a Team Manager, you'll manage and develop high quality social work services to children and their families so that we can achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.  With decisive and effective leadership, you will maintain robust performance management, as well as participate in recruitment, deployment and development of staff through regular supervision. You'll attend a range of meetings including Child in Need/protection meetings, Pre-proceedings meetings as well as attend court in order to pursue permanency plans for children.

What you’ll need

With substantial post qualification experience of Child Care Social Work in a statutory setting or qualified up to Level 3, you'll have experience of managing, supervising, motivating and developing staff effectively and will promote collaborative working. You'll have a relevant professional qualification and be registered with Social Work England. With a high level of verbal and written communication skills you'll be able to liaise with senior managers, stakeholders and service users as well as work effectively across multi agency partnerships to achieve common goals. You'll have the ability to work flexibly and be able to work under pressure.

To apply

If you are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Karen Dawson, Service Manager by email to or call 0116 4545901.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

Halford House Halford Street Entrance

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Halford House
91 Charles Street

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