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Cardiff Council

Team Manager
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 10
Salary: £39,782 - £42,683
Closing date: 08/08/2019

An exciting opportunity has become available at Cardiff Council, and we are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Team Manager, to be based in Children’s Services. Come and work for a service seeking to plan deliver and focus services around the journey of the child.

This is an exciting time to join a service which puts the individual at the heart of our work. The team works from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) approach to meet the needs of children and their families.

The successful candidate will model the Signs of Safety approach, and work to a strengthening families agenda. As part of this dynamic management team you will be responsible for ensuring an excellent standard of work practice exists within the teams, whilst maintaining and developing the knowledge of research, practice developments, new initiatives and procedures and to utilise these in supervision, when planning for children.

You will need to be a Registered Social Worker, as well as have significant experience with staff and student supervision.  You will be a good team player, and have excellent communication and organisation skills.

In return you will be provided with regular supervision and support leaning and development opportunities and the chance to shape the future delivery of services to children within Cardiff.

For further information or an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Natasha Hidderley, Operational Manager on telephone number 029 20536400.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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