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Assistant Team Manager HCC616763

Job Details:

Salary Range: £46,442 - £50,739 per annum including a Market Supplement of £8,350 
Work Locations: Havant, Fareham, Alton, Farnborough, Eastleigh, Totton, Andover, Basingstoke.  (Please identify your preferable location in your application)
Hours per week: 37 
Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 30 June 2024


Advance your career in social work: Join one of our innovative Family Help teams as an Assistant Team Manager. 

The Role:

At Hampshire, we've embarked on the next phase of our ongoing development, with the launch of our new Family Help model. As part of this transformation, we're establishing 34 new Family Help teams across the county, each dedicated to providing tailored support to families in their local area. 


The Opportunity


This new phase offers remarkable opportunities for career advancement, and we are now seeking experienced Social Workers to join us as Assistant Team Managers

We seek individuals driven by a genuine desire to contribute personally to enhancing our service. 


The role demands passion and commitment to improving outcomes and the lived experience of the children we serve. Upholding and ensuring high standards are practiced and maintained will be a key responsibility.


As an Assistant Team Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting Social Workers within the Family Help Hubs, who work with children under child protection plans, child-in-need plans, and those involved in Public Law Outline/Initial care proceedings. They also contribute to multi-agency practices by conducting pre-birth and parenting assessments and focus on contextualized safeguarding for adolescents. 


With a manageable caseload, you will implement the Hampshire Approach, ensuring the child's voice is heard and their views recorded.


What our staff say about working for Children’s Services at Hampshire:


•    “The Hampshire Approach reconfirms that a positive outlook and approach has a happier and more energetic emphasis on all involved. Using the young person-centred format in case summaries and visits ascertains their achievements, and we can measure how far they have come. For staff, I feel the Hampshire Approach embeds a positive view of working, in turn reducing stress and conflict in the workplace."


To thrive in this role, you should possess proven experience gained from a least three years in frontline statutory social care practice, working collaboratively with children, young people, and their families. A social work qualification and registration with Social Work England are prerequisites. 

What we can offer you:

You'll be part of a strong, safe and supportive team environment, where your contributions are valued and recognized. In addition to a very competitive salary and benefits, we offer extensive training and development opportunities - with 5 CPD days - to enhance your skills and further your career. 


  • PA support: to provide crucial back-office support to free up your time to focus on professional practice.
  • A thorough and supportive induction: to enable you to feel confident and knowledgeable in your role.
  • Nine-day fortnight: We will provide you with a nine-day fortnight working schedule.  
  • Flexible working: As part of our ongoing investment into transforming our social care practice, all our practitioners are given mobile phones and hybrid devices, affording them the functionality to work flexibly and remotely, with a choice of office locations. 
  • Help with relocation: We offer help with relocation of up to £8,500, for qualified social workers who are moving to Hampshire, to help them settle into their new area and new role as quickly and smoothly as possible.
  • Family friendly policies: We offer a full range of family-friendly policies. These include generous maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements.
  • Health and wellbeing: We provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as an employee of Hampshire County Council. 
  • Staff discounts: You’ll have access to a range of discounts on goods and services. These include holidays, insurance, loans, health and fitness, broadband TV and phone, food and drink, and much more.
  • Annual leave: We offer a generous annual leave entitlement in addition to Bank Holidays. At this grade, you will receive a minimum of 25 days per annum (pro rata) rising to a maximum of 28 days (pro rata) after 5 years' service, plus Bank Holidays.  
  • Travel support and discounts: You’re able to access a range of travel discounts such as 10% discount on MOTs, a range of cycling discounts with selected retailers and 0% interest loans. 
  • Local government pension: All Hampshire County Council employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


Please see our website for further details: Our Benefits Package 


If you are ready to make a meaningful impact and be part of a positive change in children's social care, we invite you to apply. Join us as we shape a brighter future for the children of Hampshire.

Travel Requirements

You will be required to travel to various locations within Hampshire and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis. 

Additional Information:

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements for Children’s Services, references will be requested prior to interview.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

If you would like an informal chat about this role or have any questions, please contact Jenny Hunter via


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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