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Team Manager - Localities

Employer
Sandwell Children's Trust
Location
Oldbury, West Midlands
Salary
Band I (£52,571 - £55,800 per annum) dependent on experience and a relocation allowance.
Closing date
8 May 2024
Reference
SCT12

Job Details

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.

What we can offer you:-

  • Retention bonus of £2,000 in year 1, £3,000 in year 2 and £5,000 in year 3.
  • Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.

Please visit The Sandwell Deal via this hyperlink

https://sandwelldeal.co.uk

Hybrid Working

Hours - 37 per week

Band I SCP 44 – 47 (£52,571 - £55,800 per annum) dependent on experience and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500* plus, excellent benefits. Additionally, we pay a retention bonus of up to £10,000 over 3 years.

We are proud to create an environment where our employees are nurtured, caseloads are manageable and continuous professional development is encouraged. With a culture of collaborative working and the child at the heart of everything we do, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Trust.

Sandwell Children’s Trust has a vacancy for a Team Manager to join the Assessment and Intervention Service in the West Bromwich & Wednesbury Locality. We are based in a locality model with a focus on good quality assessments and dynamic planning which deliver timely evidence-based interventions and support for children and their families.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape and make a contribution to the delivery of services. As a Team Manager you would be key in driving forward the delivery of our six strategic priorities that will ensure that we continue to improve practice and outcomes for children and young people, sustain the stable and permanent workforce already in place and to continue to develop a high preforming workforce, working effectively alongside our partners.

About you: -

  • Have a significant level of experience of working in a children and families social care team
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the practice standards set by the Trust and be able to achieve our expectation for promoting the effective safeguarding of children and positive changes in their family life
  • Have a high level of risk analysis skills to aid effective decision making for children
  • Support social workers and quality assure their assessments, statements and the formulation of plans for children, including, where required, those placed before the court
  • Be responsible for provision of high-quality advice, decision making and support, alongside any delegated functions
  • Deliver effective management support and individual supervision and guidance to a team of social work staff
  • Ensure that the allocation of work within the team meets the needs of the children and families within Sandwell and be responsible for the recruitment and appointment of social workers and other relevant staff in the service area
  • Monitor and report on the team’s performance, standards and quality of work to ensure compliance with the Trust’s requirements
  • Effectively manage absence, capability and performance of the team in line with Practice Standards and HR policy
  • Have an excellent knowledge of child development.

When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

If you require further information on the role or working for us please email recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk and a member of our Recruitment Team will be happy to give you a call.

Please note that pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with the Department for Education KCSIE Guidance 2022.

To apply please click on the apply button below

https://sandwelldeal.co.uk

*Terms & Conditions apply for relocation allowance

Company

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children.  To achieve this, we know how important it is to retain and attract high performing, forward thinking and innovative people and provide them with all the support they need.

With a culture of collaboration, partnership working and the child at the heart of everything we do, it really is an exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust.

Working for us

There are lots of great reasons to work with us in Sandwell Children’s Trust.  From a generous rewards package to a culture of learning and development.  Our 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust sets us apart as the place to grow your career and feel part of a great team.  Please visit the Sandwell Deal and our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:  https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/

There are many benefits for working for us too:

  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • Access to our Learning & Development portal offering virtual training programmes, learning & development info bursts, learning events and much more.
  • The latest technology enabling more effective and streamlined working.
  • Detailed and effective appraisals to strengthen your practice.
  • Access to a range of family friendly policies.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Up to £6,500 re-location package
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition. 
  • The opportunity to purchase up to 10 days additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 bank holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, this is a nationwide career average scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Reimbursement of Social Work England registration
  • 24/7 access to free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Access to a range of discounts on products and services
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes and technology.
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Wellbeing initiatives and forums
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Eye care vouchers
     

About Sandwell    

Sandwell sits in the heart of the West Midlands and has a diverse population of 341,729 people.  While Sandwell is the 12th most deprived local authority in England, it is a community where our families have high aspirations and where we pride ourselves on equality of opportunity and our adaptability and resilience.

We have excellent and affordable transport links, quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of entertainment, arts, culture and history right on the doorstep.

For all recruitment enquiries please email recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk and one of our friendly team will call you to discuss opportunities with the Trust.


 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
0121 569 2200
Location
Sandwell Children's Trust
The Wellman Building
Dudley Road
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DL
GB

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