Enfield Team Manager Children in Need SW5259

  • Full Time
  • Greater London
  • Role: Rolling contract
  • Salary: To £42 Umbrella
  • Reference: SW5259
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

SW Locums are on the hunt for a Team Manager for the Children in Need team in Enfield.  The team is a highly productive and supportive team so they are looking for candidates who are able to excellent prior experience in this area.

The suitable candidate will have to have UK Experience within a similar post, HCPC Registration and an Enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months or be registered with the DBS Update service.


  • To manage the effective delivery of the specified service and ensure children remain safe.
  • To work closely with managers across functions to ensure an integrated strategic approach and to work in partnership.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of the Group’s service strategy, its performance and in its contribution to the Council’s objectives.
  • To maintain the development and implementation of a positive performance management culture within the Group.
  • To manage within a quality and equalities framework based on Council policy and performance targets, professional standards and best practice.  Contribute to the development and delivery of services in a manner that reflects the diversity of the Group’s users and staff.
  • To manage within a cash limited budget and adhere strictly to the Councils standing orders and financial regulations.
    To work in partnership with other council groups, external agencies and organisations and the voluntary sector.


      • This post is responsible for the supervision of a team of social workers. Supervision will include setting targets, monitoring individuals performance and generally ensuring good practice.
      • To plan staffing requirements for the service ensuring the relevant skills are available to meet he needs of the service.
      • Deputise for the Service Manager, as appropriate.

Common accountabilities:

  1. 1.          Ensure that the Council’s HR policies and procedures are implemented, including the scheme of delegation and that good employee relations are maintained.2.          Implement the Council’s Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices by taking direct responsibility for the management of Health and Safety at Work and Emergency Planning within the unit.

    3.          Ensure that the Council’s finance policies are implemented and that standing orders and financial regulations are adhered to and that budgets are regularly monitored and all expenditure is contained within the units cash limit.

    4.          Ensure all staff within the team are recruited, inducted, managed, appraised and developed in accordance with Council policy. Undertake recruitment and selection within current legislation and Council Policies.

    5.          Ensure that all staff are well supported and developed in accordance with group policy, have clear objectives and standards by which to work and work effectively with each other and the wider group.

    6.          Support the Service Manager in maintaining effective links between the team and policy and performance core units to ensure management monitoring systems are implemented.

    7.            To contribute to the Councils best value performance plan, ensuring appropriate links are maintained.

    8.            To contribute to best value reviews as appropriate.

    9.            To assist in the design and implementation of procedures, systems and information flow to maintain the productive and effective operation of the service.

    10.         To be responsible for the delivery of accurate key data to relevant agencies within established deadlines and where appropriate providing commentary on performance, targets and associated plans for improvement.

    11.         Implement and promote the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

    12.         To participate in internal and external groups, representing the children’s and families division.

    13.         Undertake complaints investigations as directed.

    Specific accountabilities:


    1.            To ensure that children are seen on a regular basis, that they are safe and that their views, wishes and feelings are recorded at all times.

    2.            To be responsible for the development and maintenance of best practice in social work within their team and ensure that staff are fully supported to enable them to attain this.

    3.            To ensure that services are child-centred and responsive to individual need and provide value for money.

    4.            To ensure that all supervisees receive frequent and regular formal supervision.

    5.            To chair organisational meetings and panels, strategy meetings and looked after children reviews where necessary.

    6.            To give guidance, advise and instruction to supervisees on complex childcare cases.

    7.            To undertake regular audits of casework to ensure compliance with Council policies and procedures.

    8.            To take a lead role in handling complaints within the social services complaints guidelines.

    9.            To be responsible for ensuring that the team adheres to the councils financial and HR policies and procedures including the scheme of delegation and absence monitoring.

    10.         To be responsible for ensuring that the team adheres to the councils health and safety policies.

    11.         To ensure that current changes in legislation and childcare work practice are analysed and implemented.

    12.         To receive supervision from the immediate line manager and to be assessed against agreed targets.

    13.         To support the use of electronic data recording.

    14.         Any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility to the post, as directed by the Head of Service and Assistant Director.