Team Manager - Family Support & Protection

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£46001.0 - £57000.0 per annum
21 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
Children and Families Social Care Team Manager - Chelmsford

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK and is undergoing significant transformational change to further enhance customer focus, service and delivery. Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes. The Team Manager is responsible for managing a team and works alongside the Service Manager to provide leadership of the service, contributing to the development of policy and strategy, ensuring the team and wider service is effective, adapts responsively to change and delivers good outcomes for children, young people and families.

Job Purpose Summary:

To provide leadership and to manage a team of qualified social workers and alternatively qualified staff, in order to ensure a high quality professional social work service delivering positive outcomes. The postholder is responsible for managing performance, quality assurance, resources and budgets in collaboration with the Service Manager. They will contribute and support the development of practice, procedures and policy and specifically the professional development of the team they lead; being accountable for the practice of social workers within the team ensuring effective professional and practice supervision, as well as ensuring performance appraisals, take place. They support mentoring and coaching to enhance the quality of practice.

Skills and Knowledge
Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Social Worker
  • Previous Experience of:
  • Delivery of services in Children's Social Care
  • People Management
  • Resource planning and management
  • Quality assurance and customer care
  • Achieving person centred outcomes
  • Work with complex statistical, financial and performance information
  • Policy development and change management
  • Experience of working in a political environment, skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives and taking a cross organisational perspective
  • Required to be mobile throughout Essex. To be able to attend meetings or provide cover in other locations. Driving licence and car or access to other effective transport arrangements is essential.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary.

  • Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

    The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to .

    Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

    Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

    If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the In house Recruitment Team on 0333 013 5888.