Team Manager - Care Leavers

Mary Steven's Park, Stourbridge
£45072 to £48414 per annum
19 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
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Full time permanent
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Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative

Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.

We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice (

In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected.

We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.

This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for professionals that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families.

Our transformed children’s services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, dedicated and determined individuals to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 13 (£45,072 to £48,414)

Location:  Mary Steven's Park, Stourbridge

We are recruiting a Team Manager for our Care Leavers Service.  You will:-

  • be responsible for the leadership and management of a busy team, ensuring that vulnerable children and their families receive responsive services that safeguard and promote their welfare;
  • provide operational leadership, vision and direction by delivering service improvement within children’s social work; actively promote and contribute to the strategic developments for children and their families across Dudley borough; responsible for a mixed team of staff and will be accountable for ensuring the team achieves its operational plan: by promoting an appropriate culture, empowering others and setting and maintaining high and measurable standards of practice. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. 

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application!

NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.

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For an informal discussion, please contact Iona Payne, Head of Service telephone: 01384 815803 or via email to

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Job Description and Person Specification
Brochure for Team Managers

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