Safeguarding Manager .
Somerset County Council is on a journey. A challenging journey, yes. But one we’re taking with passion, pride and intent. Everything we do is about getting closer and closer to the community we serve and the partners we work with.
Our Children Services teams are busy working with many different partners across the county to ensure that our most vulnerable children have the support they need and the choices they want.
Position: Team Manager - Safeguarding
Location: Yeovil, Somerset
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £44,961 per annum inclusive of £5,000 recruitment or retention allowance for up to 3 years
Benefits: Include generous annual leave, flexible working, local government pension, discounted car lease via salary sacrifice, retail discount scheme, employee assistance programme
Closing date: 15 March 2019
About the role:
A Team manager position has arisen in the Safeguarding Service in Yeovil covering the South Somerset area.
You would be managing a team of up to 6 social workers made up of a combination of experienced and newly qualified staff. The teams have a broad range of skills, are enthusiastic and supportive of each other and children are at the centre of our thinking.
You would also have close working relationships with colleagues across the wider service to enable best outcomes and the achievement of the right permanence for children at the earliest opportunity. You would have the opportunity to participate in county forums alongside other Team managers and receive the staff development which provides a range of career opportunities within Somerset.
The successful candidate will have a relevant Degree (e.g Social Work Degree) or Professional Qualification and significant experience of working successfully with Members and Directors on complex issues and the development of strategic direction. You will have a track record of operating corporate projects and providing clear advice on policy options and policy development. You will also have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the statutory, policy and strategic commissioning framework within which specialist services operate and their context within local government as a whole.
Additionally, you will have experience of developing and delivering representational and communication activities that successfully deliver key messages to the public and internally. You will also have demonstrable experience of partnership working, including the ability to influence and, where required, lead multi-agency projects and initiatives with particular reference to standard setting and whole service commissioning.
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.
You may have experience of the following: Safeguarding Team Manager, Safeguarding Manager, Safeguarding Officer, Care Manager, Service Manager, Project Manager, Senior Social Worker, Senior Case Worker, Social Worker, Case Worker, NFP, Charity, Third Sector, etc.