Evolve Team Manager
Do you see yourself promoting good practice in adolescent exploitation?
Does the sound of supporting a specialist team who support vulnerable children and young people to become the best they can be appeal to you?
Would you like to join a council that is passionate about promoting positive outcomes for children and young people?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are recruiting for a Team Manager position within the Evolve Team in Wandsworth. The Evolve team supports vulnerable adolescents and their families, with a particular focus in the area of child exploitation. The team provides services to young people and their families/carers aged 11-25 years affected by going missing from home or care, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation, serious youth violence, harmful sexual behaviour and gang affiliation.
About the service
We are committed and passionate about providing services to young people and their families/carers aged 11-25 years affected by going missing, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation, serious youth violence and gang affiliation.
About the team
The Evolve Adolescent Exploitation team is a newly merged, friendly and supportive team that together holds significant expertise and experience in this specific field of work. We are looking for a Team Manager to help ensure we continue to deliver the best outcomes for children and families in Wandsworth.
We are a trauma informed team and work along trauma involved principles. We use two training models called AMBIT and DDP. Our work is young people lead and we work with them to understand where they are at and what they need from us. Our services are not a statutory requirement and young people choose to work with us.
About the role
You will be passionate and driven and be an experienced manager who is looking to expand or develop further your experience in practice with young people. The team is dynamic and skilled, and consists of a number of Evolve practitioners working directly with young people and their families to support positive outcomes and have a sustainable impact on improving lived experience.
You will have the ability to work closely with the team, service manager and multi-agency partnership to drive the adolescent strategic vision forward while being innovative and creative in your approach to service delivery. As a team manager you will work collaboratively with the team and the senior managers to continue and enhance the team development, delivering on key priorities for the service.
To be considered for interview your CV and personal statement will evidence the following:
- Experience of team management
- Experience of managing a budget
- Experience of leading recruitment/HR processes
- Strong management experience base in exploitation/missing children and young people
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Experience delivering training
- An ability to engage and build strong positive relationships with a diverse team of professionals who provide intensive support to some of the boroughs most vulnerable children and young people
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timelines:
- Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 14th March 2021
- Shortlisting Date: week commencing 15th March
- Interview Date: Tuesday 23rd March 2021 and Monday 29th March 2021
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Beth Kelly by email email@example.com
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
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