Group Manager (2 Posts) - Ref: CH04221

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Walsall, West Midlands
£61,251 - £67,778 per annum
26 Aug 2021
19 Sep 2021
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Group Managers (2 Posts) - Ref: CH04221

  • £61,251 - £67,778 per annum
  • Full-time, permanent

It’s a great time to join Children’s Services in Walsall.

Walsall Right for Children is on a journey of change and improvement. Children are at the heart of everything we do and to ensure we achieve even better outcomes for children and young people, we are on a journey to excellence. Restorative Practice and Motivational Interviewing is the foundation for our social work approach across the service. 

Your aspirations should be limitless and you will be determined and passionate about meeting the needs of children, young adults, and their families. In Walsall, we continuously drive forward improvements in our services and we want ambitious and creative Group Managers who will continue our transformation.

  • You will uphold high standards of practice, and through quality assurance and effective performance management, you will ensure we are working at our best.
  • You will establish and maintain strong partnerships with our partners to deliver effective support for children, young people and families.   
  • You will collaborate with others to create the best results in service provision for children, families, and care leavers, including using our resources efficiently.
  • You will create the conditions for excellent practice to thrive, by securing a culture of reflection, feedback, learning, and support.

Key requirements of both posts include:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration

We want our staff and management teams to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in Walsall, and in Children’s Social Care we are committed to promoting equality and diversity.

We welcome applications from people of all cultures, races, ethnicities and religions, and of different genders, sexual orientations, disabled applicants and others who bring unique perspectives and contributions.


Group Manager – Localities and Family Safeguarding

Walsall Children’s Social Care has recently launched the Family Safeguarding Model with support from the ‘Strengthening Families, Protecting Children Programme’, and moved into a locality model to support our children, young people and families locally.

You will lead and manage a locality area in Walsall, across some of our most vibrant communities. This will involve operational and strategic oversight, and the effective management of Children’s Social Care services across this locality, and the quality of practice. You will be responsible for a Duty and Assessment Team, and Family Safeguarding Teams that include Social Workers, and Specialist Practitioners to support parents experiencing domestic abuse, mental health problems or drug and alcohol misuse.

You will also hold a variety of strategic responsibilities and lead in key areas of development alongside two other locality Group Managers.

You will be aspirational for children and young people, and ensure that they are supported in reaching their full potential.

You will provide visible leadership to our social workers, adult specialist practitioners and family support staff.

For an informal discussion please contact Rita Homer on


Group Manager – Corporate Parenting

You will lead and manage our services for children and young adults for whom we are corporate parents.

You will be aspirational for our children in care and care leavers and ensure that they are supported in reaching their full potential.

You will provide visible leadership to our social workers, personal advisors and family support staff.

You will provide effective management of statutory social work for children in care and care leavers.


For an informal discussion please contact Jivan Sembi on

View Job Description & Employee Specification

  • Closing date: 19th September 2021
  • Interviews week beginning: 27th September 2021

These posts are covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.