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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 18.5
Salary: £48,729 - £53,494   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Criminal Justice Centre - Brackmills   Reference: 21731

Closing date:

22 October 2020 at midday
Northamptonshire County Council
Children’s Services

MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Team Manager – Job Share (Weds pm, Thurs and Fri)

Criminal Justice Centre - Brackmills

£48,729 to £53,494 (pro-rata)

Our Service

Children’s Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we will become a Children’s Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county.
There is a service improvement plan to ensure that children get the right service at the right time through an integrated approach from early help and social care MASH. Signs of safety strengths based approaches led by our principal social worker supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our Signs of Safety Champions and business support.
This is a very fast paced and busy role which will require you to have commitment and drive to be successful in this position within a service that strives to deliver positive outcomes for our children and families in collaboration with our external partners.
We value our colleagues and are working to stabilise our permanent workforce and to improve practice.

The Role

We are seeking a Team Manager, with current Social Work England registration, and previous leadership experience in a similar role. You will provide leadership to your team, which will consist of 3 Senior Social Workers and 4 MASH Officers. You will be responsible for allocating and prioritising workloads effectively to ensure the care of the child is paramount, whilst also ensuring you develop your team to provide an effective and efficient service. The right candidate will have responsibility for the team plan to meet objectives and ensure performance targets are achieved.

The Person

The right candidate will be a qualified Social Worker, with current Social Work England registration, and ideally with a Level 5 NVQ Management qualification, or equivalent relevant experience. You will have the ability to manage a team and ensure development and performance issues are addressed though support and coaching. You will have previous budgetary control experience, ICT skills and the ability to represent the service at a more senior level if required.

What We Offer

• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (with service rises to 32 days plus bank holidays)
• 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
• Lease car scheme
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment
• Signs of Safety training
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• There is parking in areas of Northampton from £4.00 per day.

Northamptonshire County Council are creating Northamptonshire Children’s Trust which comes into being on the 1st November 2020. This position will be TUPE transferred into the Children’s Trust at that point.

Internal applicants should complete an Expression of Interest Form and send with your CV to

For an informal discussion about the role please email Alina Suditu – Service Manager

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 SW England 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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