Childrens Assessment Safeguarding Team 4

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Team Manager

Childrens Assessment Safeguarding Team 4, Children & Families Branch, Children's Services, County Hall, Newport

Grade 13, £42,184 to £45,603 per annum plus a market supplement of £4,000 to £4,600 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50038210

Closing Date: 18/01/2021

Interview Date: 21/01/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week   

Contract Type: Permanent


Ofsted rated us as good across all aspects of our service in 2018 and our ambition is to be outstanding. Ofsted found that:


‘Managers consistently provide valuable support to social workers, ensuring good oversight of children’s plans. Management involvement at key decision points and in reviewing important documents provides clear, accountable reasons for their decisions.’


‘Social workers say that management oversight and support is regular, reflective and helpful, and staff supervision records evidence this.’


We have an exciting new opportunity for you to join our team as a Team Manager in one of our CAST teams, within Children's Services on the Isle of Wight. We are looking for a manager who is ambitious for children and families, and is able to drive improvement in performance and quality of practice. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge and experience of children's social care and a sound understanding of how to safeguard children.


You will be responsible for the effective delivery of services in line with Government guidance and policy; promoting high quality practice internally and externally with the wider children's workforce.  You will champion and challenge service delivery and work with multi-agency partners to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.  


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Kim Goode, Service Manager Operations, on 01983 821000 Ext. 6288.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.


The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.