Team Manager – Family Safeguarding

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Team Manager - Family Safeguarding
Interim Position

PCC (HQ) PCC14422

Posted: 12th September 2023 09:24
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  • Pay Rate:

    £34.62 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Manager - Family Safeguarding

Reference no: PCC (HQ) PCC14422  

Pay rate: £34.62 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: This opening assignment is for 1 month

This opening assignment is for 1 month  


Enhanced DBS required for this role

A Team Manager is required to manage the overall decision making, planning and delivery of services to service users and their families and to manage the service and a team of staff within the legislative and procedural framework of the Council. To manage the allocated budget of the service and team for which the Manager is responsible and the development of strategic policy and procedures within the Departmental Business planning processes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making. Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations, applying an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work.
  • Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Anticipate, assess and manage risk to children and young people in more complex situations and produce high quality assessments.
  • Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people, families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.
  • Manage a complex workload independently, establishing a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise. Model and help others with effective workload management skills.
  • Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Professional Development Reviews.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.
  • Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people, families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.
  • Play a leading role in practice development within the team, through mentoring and modelling good practice in assessment, interventions and inter- professional and inter agency work.


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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Social Work England.



  • Some previous project/management experience.
  • At least 5 years post qualifying experience in the field of social care.
  • Prior experience of coaching/ mentoring/ co-working /supervision/ practice teaching



  • In depth knowledge and experience of the values and principles underpinning service user involvement and good customer care.
  • Knowledge of complaints and advocacy legislation and guidance.
  • In depth theoretical and operational knowledge and understanding of the current legislative and regulatory framework and procedural guidance relating to the work of children’s social care.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of best practice and national developments relating to the service area.
  • Knowledge of performance management frameworks and management of information.
  • Knowledge of the management of people within the field of Social Care.
  • Knowledge of financial systems and ability to manage a budget effectively through prioritising expenditure and monitoring spending pressures.


Skills & Abilities:     

  • Ability to communicate skilfully and effectively verbally and in writing to a range of audiences including children, young people, parents and carers, staff and professional colleagues and Cabinet members.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise the allocation of work to staff appropriate to their level of experience and which effectively responds to service users, and is compliant with policy and procedure.
  • Ability to manage systems and processes relating to the employment and responsibility for individual members of staff – capability/absence.
  • A demonstrable ability to analyse information to determine and plan interventions and decide and direct a course of action with staff with case responsibility to service users.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and skills to staff and colleagues through supervision, coaching, mentoring and co-working.
  • Ability to disseminate information and facilitate business planning and consultation between staff and senior managers.
  • Ability to travel between locations.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Job Ref: PCC (HQ) PCC14422
Team Manager - Family Safeguarding
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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