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Team Manager - Fostering and Permanence

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2606
  • Published: Thu 15/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 16/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting Salary: £52,282
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Starting Salary: £52,282
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 1 
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street NW1 1BD
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2024; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and influential Team Manager for our Family Friends and Fostering Service who will ensure the provision of a high quality, comprehensive and effective service whilst providing professional leadership to the team and facilitate collaboration within a multi-agency context. The successful candidate will act as the specialist advisor on Fostering and Permanence for Looked After Children and contribute to the development of relevant policy and services.

This will give you an opportunity to to work with the proven ‘Camden Model of Social Work’, which Ofsted described as ‘a learning culture, well supported by the use of a systemic model of practice’. You will develop under what Ofsted rated ‘outstanding leadership and management’ where ‘the leadership team have formed a dynamic, professionally fertile environment for Social Workers at all levels of experience to engage with children and families”.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

We’re looking for someone who holds a relevant Social Work Qualification and is SWE registered. You will hold relevant and comprehensive knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children Act 1989, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, National Minimum Standards. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of management and leadership within children’s services, whilst taking the responsibility of ensuring the team is appropriately resourced, managed and supported. You will demonstrate the ability to lead teams to desired business targets, motivate staff and drive performance levels as well as Supervisory experience in social work.

Possess analytical and budget competences as well as IT skills in recording and maintaining data and record information system, experience with strategic and project management would be beneficial.  Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills with a diverse range of professionals.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10387291/file/document?inline 

To apply for this job please click the "Apply" button. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section. 

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2606
  • Published: Thu 15/02/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 16/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting Salary: £52,282
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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