Team Manager – Children Social Care

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Team Manager - Children Social Care
Interim Position

Bournemouth 5235693

Posted: 12th September 2023 18:14
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £37 per hour PAYE depending on experience (tbc)

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • POOLE,

    BH14 0JW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Manager - Children Social Care   

Reference no: Bournemouth 5235693   

Pay Rate: up to £37 per hour PAYE depending on experience (tbc)   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: POOLE   

Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

Be accountable for the efficient and effective management of the Looked After Children team. Ensure that the team operates in accordance with the relevant legislation, good practice, policy and procedures and within an encompassing equalities/diversity framework.  

Manage the allocation of cases; to monitor and review work progress and standards to ensure that the Borough's obligations are properly met in terms of service delivery, service accountability and performance standards.  To provide management support, supervision and professional guidance to team members, including the promotion of performance management 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Be accountable for the management of all cases and referrals to the Looked After Children Service.   
  • Allocate cases/referrals. To monitor and review the work of the team including regular audits, in accordance with performance/quality standards/Borough procedures.   
  • Be responsible for the management of delegated budgets and to ensure that resources are used in the most cost efficient and effective way.   
  • Induct new staff in accordance with the Borough policies, procedures and standards.   
  • Identify staff development and training needs to ensure that the workforce is competent to undertake the tasks identified.   
  • Assist in the provision of in house training, and to provide training facilities for Social Work students and students of other disciplines within the training policy of the Borough.   
  • Ensure that staff performance, achievement and development reviews are undertaken in accordance with Borough requirements.   
  • Ensure that cases/referrals are progressed in accordance with national minimum standards 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

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: 


  • Professional Social Work Qualification  
  • Management qualification or commitment to undertake management training 



  • Proven post qualifying in child care field work, and family placement services, including experience at Senior Practitioner level. 
  • Experience of supervising staff at all levels 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Verbal and written communication skills    
  • Performance management skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills   
  • Ability to manage a budget  
  • Ability to motivate staff, promote best practice and performance management   



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Job Ref: Bournemouth 5235693
Team Manager - Children Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Bournemouth 5235693
Team Manager - Children Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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