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Team Manager (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People) OCC70291

Job details


Salary range: £50,884 - £53,936 per annum

Work location: Knights Court, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Temporary for at least 9 months

Closing date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Interview date: Monday 5th July 2021 (virtual)


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a criminal records check



We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager with knowledge of the needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People to join the service, covering a minimum 9 month secondment.




About us and the role


In this varied role you would lead the Unaccompanied Children and Young People team which is a specialist county-wide team working with children and young people between the age of 0-25. The team comprises of an ATM, Social Workers and Personal Advisors. 


Your role is to ensure the delivery of the requirements of relevant legislation, guidance, and practice standards, in accordance with Children's Social Care Policies and Procedures and OSCB Safeguarding Procedures.



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 and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jo Melhuish, Service Manager, on jo.melhuish@oxfordshire.gov.uk.



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 selection criteria, 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 using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page. 



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


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 these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


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. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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