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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £42,527 - £49,968   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Criminal Justice Centre   Reference: 19069

Closing date:

12 November 2019 at midday
Duty & Assessment– Team Manager
Children’s Services
Northamptonshire County Council
Northampton – Criminal Justice Centre
£42,527 to £47,968
(Potential increase to £49,968 for exceptional candidates with proven post qualification experience)

Our Service

Our Duty and Assessment service is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people in Northamptonshire.

Professionals from a range of services that have contact with children, young people, their families and carers, collaborate to ensure immediate and prompt responses. Their combined knowledge and expertise keep children and young people in Northamptonshire safe from harm.
With a rotating duty element, we work at pace and to tight deadlines, completing robust short-term quality assessments of need, ensuring the right service provision is in place and that the child's voice is evident throughout.

We value our staff and are working to stabilise our permanent workforce and to improve practice. To help us achieve this we have an additional experienced team with us for 26 weeks to support with reducing workloads and implementing positive change.

We have a range of opportunities for experienced social workers who will positively contribute to the development of this evolving service.

The Role

We are seeking qualified social workers with current HCPC registration and previous management experience in either a similar team manager role or other position which provided management experience.

Our teams are based in Northampton at the Criminal Justice Centre and consist of a team of 5-6 social workers, a consultant practitioner a family support worker and a business support administrator.

You role will be to lead and manage the team to provide the highest quality front line services including providing quality supervision and coaching when required. You will support the service manager in continually driving performance.


The Person

It will be important to you to make a personal contribution towards improving our service.

You will be passionate about supporting and advocating for young people to ensure they reach their goals and have the best possible futures.
Your experience could have been gained in MASH, Duty & Assessment or First Response in Children Services and to be successful in this role you will need to have Management experience.

What We Offer

• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Opportunities to develop your career
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rises with service) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised pension scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment
• Signs of Safety training
• £2,200 recruitment bonus (paid in 2 equal instalments in month 1 and month 6)
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• There is free parking at The Criminal Justice Centre and Parking in areas of Northampton is £3.50 per day.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nicola Buckley, Recruitment Advisor at childrenfirstjobs@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Insert details to arrange a confidential discussion and visits. For further information please visit our careers site at: childrenfirstjobs@northamptonshire.gov.uk
To apply please send us a copy of your CV and covering letter via our career site or directly to our recruitment team at www.childrenfirstjobs.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you


This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.


Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications


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