Assistant Team Manager (IRS) – Ref: CH14418

Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1TP
G10: £35,795 - £40,454 per annum.
07 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
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Some children need a special kind of support: yours.

Assistant Team Manager (IRS) – Ref: CH14418
G10: £35,795 - £40,454 per annum.

Up to £44K plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply, not available for newly qualified candidates). Salary includes a market supplement of £4,500 which will be reviewed annually.

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well...

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall Council. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy which embodies our commitment to become a Reflective Learning Organisation. Whatever you’re level of knowledge, skills and abilities we will support your personal and professional development to ensure that you can perform to your maximum potential.

Our front door consists of a MASH and four Social Work teams in the Initial Response Service. We are co-located with the Early Help Hub to ensure effective working relationships with our Early Help colleagues and that children and families receive the right support at the right time.

As one of our Assistant Team Managers, you will be at the forefront of it all. As their first line manager you will oversee a team of 6 Social Workers. You’ll provide support and guidance on a range of case work and offer reflective practice opportunities to individual and groups of social workers, with the support of the Team Manager. We have launched restorative practice as the foundation of our social work approach within the service. Building effective relationships are important not just with the children, young people and families we work with but also with each other. So you will offer high support and high challenge to your social workers and inspire your team to do their very best for Walsall children.

To excel, you will have some experience of supervising and /or managing social workers/students  in front line practice. On a personal level, you’ll be passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable children, genuine, friendly, driven – and share our commitment to supporting the children in our community. Come and join us...

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact:-

Diane McKinley (Group Manager Initial Response Service) on 01922 653401.


Interviews will be held on 16th October 2018.

Closing date for applications: 5th October 2018.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The ability to communicate verbally with service users and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people 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.

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