Team Manager - Supporting Families First

Worcester, Worcestershire
£46,408 to £50,047 per annum
01 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SocialWorkOpps Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Job Title: Team Manager - Supporting Families First
Vacancies: 1no.
Salary: £46,408 to £50,047 per annum
37 Hours
Location: County Hall, Worcester (Worcester/Malvern Pod)

The Role

Supporting Families First have a new Team manager vacancy in our Worcester / Malvern pod.  As part of our Worcestershire Children First 2021/22 business plan, we expanded our work from Edge of care to working in a multi-disciplinary way supporting Children in Need with the aim of facilitating meaningful change to prevent them from becoming a child in need of protection or a child in need of our care. 
The vacancy is within the Worcester/ Malvern Pod of Worcestershire, but you will be supported by your peers in the Wyre Forest/Bromsgrove and Redditch/Wychavon pods. The team is part of the Family Front Door service area, and the management structure has a range of diversity/difference in terms of experience, gender, age, race and ethnicity.
Within the role you will lead and manage a pod of multi-disciplinary team of practitioners  in the delivery of services to Children In Need or those deemed to be on the edge of care with support from 3x Full time equivalent Advanced Social Work Practitioners. You will be fully supported, and line managed by the Group Manager for Supporting Families First. Within each pod there are a number of disciplines which support the day-to-day functionality of each Pod this includes, Administration support, Outreach Workers, Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioners, Substance Misuse Worker, Money Mentors, Youth Mentors and Family Support Workers. In addition, there is also Family Meeting Coordinators who facilitate formal family group conferences. This provides you and the pod with a wide range of skills, flexibility and resources to respond to the needs of  families giving you the ability to be creative and flexible in delivering innovative, intensive and outstanding services to the whole family.
Your main responsibilities will include the line management of your team as per the Job Description and Person Specification for Team Managers.

In terms of what the families say about our intervention here are some examples:
“ Thank you so much u let me open up to u and it’s all down to u that we can now get on with our lives”
“N has really benefitted from R’’s support, and this has helped her to open up more at home”
“Everything was done well, I was in a dark place, the help I got from people helped me get out of it”

The Group Manager will provide you with monthly supervision including time for reflection, Team meetings and ongoing advice, guidance and timely decision making.

What next, If you would like further information on this exciting opportunity and the chance to make a real change please contact the Group Manager Kevin Bryan on 01905 845 – 174 or via e-mail


In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays 
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Greener Car Scheme & Bike Scheme
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts

Disability Confident

There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Applications Forms are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your Application forms to

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: Monday 12th September 2022

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