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Assistant Team Manager - Leaving Care Team

Job Title: Assistant Team Manager - Leaving Care Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £30 - 38 per hour
REF: NYKEL20082020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Swindon Borough Council – Assistant Team Manager – Leaving Care Team

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2JH

Hours: 37hours a week

Payrate: £30-38 an Hour


Job Purpose

To operationally manage and supervise the team to ensure high quality service to children; focussed on good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level; within statutory guidelines and within given resource and budget availability.

To model good management by taking professional responsibility for the provision of a high

quality and responsive service.

To assist the Team Manager in the determination of priorities, and through effective management and supervision of social care staff, ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted. 

To assist in the initiation and implementation of operational business plans, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Council priorities.


Key Accountabilities

To undertake work in accordance with legislation, guidance and protocols and have a clear understanding of how the role contributes and adds value to outcomes for children and their families.

To undertake the necessary investigations using information from various sources in addition to direct contact with families, children and professionals to analyse and determine the level of support and actions required.

To have a robust oversight of care planning with a focus on timely progression to permanence.

Ensure that diversity is respected and takes account of the different needs of children and their carers, and that the decisions made and service delivery is sensitive to and addresses discriminatory issues of language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background

To ensure that social workers record all case work, undertake assessments, analysis, decisions, care planning and actions on the necessary ICS systems – signing off all decisions made and discussing any issues that require clarification or further scrutiny with the relevant member of staff.

To offer guidance, supervision and support to practitioners to enable them to take actions to prevent family breakdown or escalation of issues / risk, accurately recording the advice and guidance given.

Lead and supervise team members on a day to day basis, including their performance management through regular supervision and appraisal, in order to deliver a high quality and consistent service.

Ensure that monthly activity and performance feedback is provided to the Team Manager.

Motivate and develop the team through learning opportunities that ensure that the competencies and professional practice required to achieve the aims and objectives of the service are met.

Undertake audits and collect service user feedback on the service to enable robust reporting and management information as well as identifying areas for service development and improvement.

Ensure that the service meets its statutory obligations and ensure that departmental and council procedures are effectively implemented and followed.

In liaison with the Team Manager, contribute to business planning within the Team.

Promote the development and maintenance of high standards within the team in accordance with the Councils and the Service’s values and behaviours.

Promote corporate working across teams, and wider across the organisation, ensuring that every opportunity is taken to develop a wider understanding of the child’s journey and the impact that other areas of the Council have on this.

Develop relationships and information sharing across teams to enhance overall decision making in the best interests of the child.

Ensure engagement and understanding of performance measures within the Team and be able to accurately describe the contribution made in achieving outcomes.

Represent the Team at internal and external meetings with voluntary, partner and statutory bodies where appropriate.

Contribute to and participate in his/her own personal development programme.

Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Team Manager commensurate with the grade of the post


Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email