Complex Safeguarding Manager
People and Place
Salary: £48,474 – £51,515 per annum (Grade 10)
Car User: Occasional
Hours: 36.66 per week
Based: Barn Street Police Station
Closing Date: Sunday 21st January 2024
Interview Dates: TBC
Informal Enquiries: Head of Service, Natassja Gollcher
Job Description & Person Specification.doc
Here’s why Oldham is the best place to be a Team Manager right now:
In Oldham we have the highest aspirations to achieve the best outcomes for our children and families and to sustain them in their communities. We put their needs at the heart of everything we do.
We’re now investing £14.7million into Children’s Social Care in Oldham as part of our commitment to giving workers the resources they need to work effectively with children and families, including reduced caseloads.
This means creating additional teams across a range of service areas and we’re looking for experienced, motivated, and ambitious team managers who share our aspirations to fill these positions. There has never been a better time to join Oldham
What do our Team Managers like most about working for us:
What’s different about being a Team Manager in Oldham:
We work with one of the most diverse communities of any local authority in the country and this is reflected within our workforce which is one of our greatest strengths. The life experiences and challenges facing our children and families are incredibly varied and require an inclusive response which recognises their unique strengths and engages with them to achieve solutions.
Here in Oldham, we are committed to systemic practice, with a focus on building relationships with children and families, understanding context and family dynamics, and reflectively learning together, always improving how we work.
As a Team Manager in Oldham, you will manage a busy team of social workers to deliver effective services within the Complex Safeguarding Hub. You will be responsible for the management, supervision, and professional development of the members of your team and ensuring that children and young people’s needs are met through quality interventions.
In Oldham we are committed to systemic practice, with a focus on building relationships with children and families and reflective learning, both within families and as a Service. We will support you with training in this model.
If you join us, we will develop and reward you for your expertise. As a member of our wider management team, we will make sure you have access to support and professional development opportunities to continually improve your practice and advance in your career.
What we need from you:
To apply for any of these positions we need you to be a qualified, experienced social worker and registered with Social Work England.
For more information about the Oldham Council, please visit:
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Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS and Requires Registration to the DBS Update Service. If successful, you will be required to register to the DBS Update Service to enable the Council to undertake rechecks throughout your employment. The cost to register is £13 and can be claimed back upon commencement to the role but will not be refunded if you do not accept the offer of employment.
NB. – Any candidate that meets the criteria of our Guaranteed Assessment Scheme and meets the essential criteria of the role, will be guaranteed the first stage of assessment (whether that is an interview or another assessment, as appropriate).
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