Team Manager - Children in Care

Band £47,845 to £50,900 depending on experience plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance
28 Aug 2020
30 Sep 2020
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Job title: Team Manager – Children in Care

Do you have a clear vision of how you can improve the lives of children and young people?

Are you an inspirational leader that truly knows it’s workforce, one who listens, acts, connects and cares?

Yes? Then you may be just the fit we are looking for;

Sandwell Children’s Trust are recruiting for a Team Manager for Children in Care, we are looking for exceptional candidates who are passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children & young people.

Salary range:  £47,845 - £50,900 dependent on experience plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation package.

Sandwell overview:

Since the Trust’s inception in April 2018 our fabulous teams have won awards for Community Cohesion (The Teamwork Programme) and Youth Justice of the Year Award at the UK wide 2019 Shine a Light Awards (Sandwell Youth Offending Service). Our Staff Award events highlight the amazing work delivered by our dedicated individuals and teams and gives us a chance to show our appreciation to all who are on this improvement journey with us.

The Trust has recently secured funding from the Department of Education which will enable us to bring our ’12 reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’ to life, particularly around learning & development in offering development opportunities for all staff.  Please visit our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:

As a new Trust we are agile, we understand where we are in our journey, our recent Ofsted monitoring visits reported;

  • Sandwell Children’s Trust knows itself well.
  • Management oversight has improved
  • The workforce is increasingly stable; continued to attract and retain staff.
  • Recruited additional agency staff above its established workforce, recognising the need to reduce caseloads
  • The social workers talked to all spoke positively about working for Sandwell Children’s Trust.
  • Progress has been made in ensuring that the first response to families and children in need is timely 

What can Sandwell offer?

At the heart of England with excellent transport links, Sandwell offers a wealth of amenities to enhance your work life balance. With house prices lower than the national average and an ever-developing infrastructure, living in Sandwell is an attractive prospect for many.

Not only this but with an abundance of history, culture, arts, shopping and sporting venues to enjoy PLUS the development of venues for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Sandwell really is an exciting place to be right now.

As a Team Manager working in Children in Care you will:-

Be passionate about children.

You will be able to understand the importance of good and effective care planning throughout a child’s journey.

You will be a leader and recognise that the child is central to all you do.  

You will have the ability to inspire and lead a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.

About you:

  • You will be Social Work qualified with at least 5 years' post qualifying experience; in Children's Social Care and registered with Social Worker England.
  • An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working.
  • You will require knowledge of the latest policy and guidance around children’s social care, safeguarding and children in care of the local authority.
  • 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.
  • Experience of providing effective supervision to social workers and social care assistants.
  • Experience of managing and improving performance.

How to apply.

Interested, or have any questions?  For an informal discussion contact our Recruitment team by emailing

Please click on the apply button to complete an application form.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 30th September 2020

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.

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