Team Manager - IRO Unit

METSEC House, Broadwell Road, Oldbury, B69 4HE
Band I, SCP 50-53 (£45,651 to £48,568 per annum)
08 Jan 2019
24 Jan 2019
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About Sandwell Children’s Trust: 

At Sandwell Children’s Trust, our purpose is clear – “improving the lives of children and young people” is at the heart of everything we do. Praised by Ofsted 2 months since the Trust launched for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice. 

In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes. 

We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people. 

Closing date for applications - Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Hours:  37 per week

Leading the challenge and scrutiny of protection and care for children and young people in Sandwell Children's Trust IRO Unit, you’ll be a supervisor, mentor, collaborator and advisor. You’ll be an advocate for children, and work proactively alongside families, carers, partner agencies and communities to ensure that children are protected and when looked after that permanency is achieved for them. You will set standards, shape ideas, and promote new and better practice. What’s more, you’ll be part of monitoring quality and performance across the service and develop plans to ensure the IRO Unit continues to deliver effective results.

A qualified and registered Social Worker with experience of managing teams focussed on children and young people, you’ll bring to the role proven experience of outcome focused interventions, prioritisation and care planning. You will require experience and knowledge of the latest policy and guidance for the role of IROs and Conference Chairs as well as frontline children’s social care and safeguarding.

You will have a strong understanding of financial and resource management. You will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a head for complexity, and know how to improve services. More than just a leader, you’ll be an inspirational mentor for young people and will ensure that their voice is represented in the service we provide.

An enhanced DBS and HCPC registration is required for these posts.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact Carol Singleton, Group Head for Safeguarding on 0121 569 2698 or via email to

If you are looking for your next challenge as a Team Manager, then we want to hear from you, please click APPLY!

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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