Team Manager (Children in Care)



Closing Date:

01 Oct 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO7
Salary: £53946 – £57102 per annum
Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 1st October 2023

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

Haringey Council is seeking a Team Manager to manage a Child in Care Team, long-term permanence team.  The council has been on a significant journey of improvement, with ambition to enable every child and young person to have the best start in life. We are committed to the “signs of safety” and we need exceptional leaders who are committed to embedding this model of working and understand that good quality social work engagement can make a difference for children, young people and their families with whom we are working. Haringey is committed to providing “the right support for the right child at the right time”.
The Team Manager will work closely with the Service Manager. We need someone who is creative, innovative and motivated to safeguarding vulnerable children with experience of Corporate Parenting and permanency. It is an excellent opportunity to build upon good practice and you will effectively performance manage and lead the service.

About You

The individual described possesses a comprehensive set of skills and competencies that are essential for a leadership role in a child protection and social work context. They have demonstrated their ability to provide effective leadership to a team, ensuring that tasks are well-planned and managed, and workloads are balanced among team members. This includes supervising staff, assessing their professional competence, and facilitating their professional development.
Additionally, the individual shows a strong understanding of risk assessment and management, particularly in the context of child protection work, where this is of paramount importance. They have a solid grasp of child development and relevant legislation, particularly concerning care leavers and vulnerable young people, reflecting a commitment to ensuring the welfare and rights of these individuals.
Furthermore, the individual is adept at influencing and coaching others, fostering a culture of professional and multi-agency learning and development. They emphasize the importance of keeping accurate records, chairing multi-agency meetings, and contributing to service strategies and policies. Their proficiency in IT tools and their ability to manage time and workload, along with their commitment to equal opportunities, clear communication, and collaboration with external partners, make them a well-rounded and effective leader in the field of child protection and social work. Finally, their dedication to compliance with statutory requirements, including health and safety and data protection, further underscores their suitability for this role.


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