Team Manager - Targeted Youth Support Service

London (Greater)
£38,757 to £50,034 per annum
14 Apr 2021
02 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Are you someone who is passionate about delivering the best outcomes for children and families?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Our Targeted Youth Support Service is looking to recruit a team manager to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people!

Our goals and visions

Things are changing for Wandsworth early help services. We are on a journey of transforming our approach to early help.

Early help in Wandsworth means being proactive at providing targeted and timely support for children and families who need additional support. We believe that ‘Success Starts with Early Help’ and our ambition is to get this right for every child at the right time.

It’s our aspiration for every child and young person in Wandsworth to be safe from harm and abuse, be enabled to reach their full potential and develop skills for life, enjoy healthy lifestyles and be happy and active members of the community.

About the team

We have a highly skilled and experienced team of practitioners who are committed to ensuring that all children can thrive in Wandsworth.   

About the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing within the borough-wide Targeted Youth Support Service, supporting staff through change, and contributing to the developments within Children’s Services and specifically the Integrated Adolescent Service offer. To achieve this well we need the very best professionals to join us on our journey that places children at the heart of our practice.

About you

We are seeking a team manager to work within the Targeted Youth Support Service. Working with adolescent children aged up to 19 (25 SEND), who are in need of individual targeted support.  We are looking for an experienced individual who can work systemically with children and their families. 

If you feel you are an experienced and skilled manager with the commitment to ensuring that children thrive, we would love to hear from you. 

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicky Nicholls, Service Manager on 07779 455003 or by email


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 Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 2nd May 2021
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 3rd May 2021
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 10th May 2021

Useful Information: 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, including BAME backgrounds and candidates with disabilities.

Equality Statement

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 proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

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 the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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