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Team Manager (Looked After Children and Leaving Care) OCC25202

Job Details


Salary range: £49,522 - £52,492 pro-rata, per annum

Work location: Samuelson House, Banbury

Hours per week: 30 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 12th June 2020

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020


Vetting requirements:  This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. 

Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview. 




An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager for a Looked After Children and Leaving Care Team in North Oxfordshire.



About Us and About the Role


We are looking for an experienced Team Manger and Leader to take responsibility for ensuring effective delivery and continuous improvement of services to children, young people and their families in the area.


In the role, you will lead the team through a period of change and ensure that services are planned and delivered in a way that maximises participation and reflects children's rights and good outcomes.



About You


To be successful in this role, you need to have strong evidence based social work principles and a proven track record for supporting, supervising and developing social work practice. You will demonstrate your commitment to working with children and their families to support the best possible outcomes and permanence. We will also need your commitment to effectively engaging with internal, external and partner agencies to carry out statutory duties policy and procedures. 


In addition, we require:


  • Recognised Social Work qualification
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • Management qualification or similar is desirable
  • Commitment to continuous personal and staff development


Please note this is an Essential car user post with the ability to travel in/out of County as required.



Rewards and Benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Karen Palmer (Head of Service LAC) on 07841 779788.



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk.



Our Organisation 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.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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