Team Manager - Safeguarding & Assessment Team (SAAT)

£46,564 - £49,538 and up to £6,500 relocation payment (subject to T's & C's)
03 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Thinking of a reason to join us on our journey; here’s twelve to consider…



Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families?

Do you have previous experience as a Team Manager in a Safeguarding and Assessment Team (Duty Team) and have you worked within a similar setting?

If so, we are now recruiting for Team Managers in the SAAT service area and are looking for individuals just like you!

We are seeking talented Team Managers to join our service where you will support our social workers to deliver positive intervention and outcomes for children, ensuring the voice of the child is at the centre of all of our work.

We believe that the growth and development of our staff is essential if we are to deliver outstanding outcomes for the most vulnerable children. You will receive good quality support, continuous professional development and attractive employee benefits, as we want you to make a real difference in children’s lives.

What can we offer you? 

  • Competitive salary £46,564 - £49,538 depending on experience
  • Up to £6,500 relocation payment (subject to terms & conditions)
  • Sandwell Children’s Trust will make a commitment to your continuous learning and development and dedicate 15 days per year to your professional development and also offer learning placements of up to 6 months to expand your knowledge.

About the Role

You will work as part of the Safeguarding and Assessment Team (SAAT) and will have leadership responsibility for one of the 5 teams in our service. You will manage a team of 7 social workers, including one ASYE and support and guide them to deliver timely and effective intervention for children and families in Sandwell. You will have the necessary skills and experience to provide clear direction at case allocation, provide support and guidance through management oversight and review at key stages during the child’s journey, and provide reflective supervision to develop and support the skills and knowledge of your team. You will be able to work as part of our multi-agency team (alongside partner agencies in MASH) and make threshold based decisions to inform the plan for our intervention. As part of the management team you will be involved in the recruitment of social workers to our service.

Our current duty rota requires you to be the Duty Team Manager once every 5 weeks, during this week you are responsible for managing all the strategy discussions and s47 investigations during that week. You also have oversight of the new s17 assessment work and ensure this work is allocated in conjunction with your Team Manager colleagues.

The ideal Team Manager

  • An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to promote team working.
  • A Qualified Social Worker with significant experience in Children’s Services
  • You will require knowledge of the latest policy and guidance around children’s social care and safeguarding
  • A strong understanding of financial and resource management.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a head for complexity, and know how to improve services.

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. 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.

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with the HCPC.

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.

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

Supporting documents
Job description
Person specification

Similar jobs

Similar jobs