Social Worker Team Manager – Children & Families Service - West

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
£43,857 - £47,782 pro rata, per annum
19 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Team: Child Permanence and Family Reunification Team (LAC)

Here at North Yorkshire County Council, we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do having been rated as Outstanding across all areas by Ofsted. We are now pleased to be offering the opportunity to join our highly acclaimed service and help us continue to offer an excellent provision.

We are looking for a Team Manager who shares our values and passion to improve outcomes for children and young people. You will have a good understanding of the challenges that children and families face and want to truly make a positive change whilst driving forward the promotion and development of the Strength in Relationship Practice model, which puts effective relationships with children and families at its heart. 

As a Partner in Practice, we are leading the way in social work with children and their families; our work is child-centred and there is a longstanding, clearly embedded model of practice, based on building effective relationships with children, young people and families.

One of the primary aspects of the role of Team Manager is to lead and manage Social Workers with the support of Practice Supervisors to ensure the delivery of an effective social work service to children and their families in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

As you continue to develop, you may decide you want to manage other social worker professionals and we support this with the First line leadership programme in conjunction with a range of corporate leadership programmes facilitated by the council itself.

We're proud to support the Local Government Association's Return to Social Work programme, offering former social workers free training so they can return to social work. 

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role. 

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice, we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Karen Douglas-Weir (Group Manager for Child Permanence and Family Reunification Teams) by email on – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! Visit our dedicated campaign page for further information on our Children & Families Service.

Key dates

  • Live date: 19th July
  • Closing date: 1st August  
  • Shortlisting: 4th August
  • Interview date 16th August 2021  

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on a virtual basis   

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.