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Team Manager Adoption

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£43,910 to £50,504
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker, Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are looking for a highly motivated Team Manager, to join our Adoption Team in York (part of One Adoption North & Humber). You will be based in West Offices, York.

You will have a significant role within the CYC Adoption Team (which is part of One Adoption North & Humber) delivering management duties and supervising frontline staff made up of Adoption social workers. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leadership team within the adoption service and it is an exciting time to be joining the City of York Council. If you are a strong leader, passionate about inspiring staff, supporting best practice and achieving the best outcomes for our children & families, then this could be the job for you & we would welcome your application.

You will have a good understanding of adoption and best practice within this field of work, combined with a strong understanding of a child’s journey through the care system, including permanency planning & EPP. Adoption is such a diverse area of practice within social work and every day brings new challenges and rewards. We are pleased to be offering this exciting opportunity to join our established and supportive team and to become an influential part of our highly regarded, high performing adoption service.

One of the primary aspects of the role is to inspire, lead and manage Adoption Social Workers and to ensure the effective and consistent delivery of our adoption service to children and adoptive parents in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures. This is a diverse role which also includes providing agency advice to the adoption panel and to the Agency Decision Maker (ADM) in the context of plans of adoption for children.

Please note that for this role you must have a valid Driving Licence.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application!

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

At the moment due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of our staff are working remotely from home but a return to a combination of working remotely and physically from the Council’s offices is anticipated in the near future.

As a new starter, your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team. Your working arrangements will vary according to your service and role, and the current Government guidance. For many roles, there will be more opportunities in the future for remote and hybrid working. However, this comes with the expectation that, as workplaces open up, there is likely to be an ongoing and occasional requirement to attend the workplace.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact

Job Description

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The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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