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Various Locations within Falkirk Council, FK1 5RS
£47,342 - £51,779 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

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We are actively seeking a skilled, motivated and forward-thinking team manager to join our team. Falkirk Council has a significant transformational change programme to ensure we are fit for the future and harnessing opportunities to improve outcomes for the people of Falkirk.  Our Children’s Services Closer to Home Strategy has at it’s heart, the aim of supporting children to live safely at home and within their own communities. We value the importance of relationship-based practice and working alongside children, young people, parents and carers to build strengths and capacity. 

We are looking to recruit a Team Manager for one of our locality teams. Specifically, we are looking for a manager who is adaptable and able to lead and support staff through the process of change. There is an expectation that the Team Manager will be committed to the wider Council of the Future agenda as well as the service specific priorities within the Childrens’ Services Closer to Home strategy.

The Team Manager will have a pivotal role in leading and supporting the team in driving forward service development and improvements. Within Falkirk, we have a culture of learning and development and the successful candidate would model this approach and promote this culture within their locality and across the service.

The postholder will be responsible for the management of a team of qualified Social Workers as well as Social Work Assistants and will support staff to develop and maintain high practice standards and achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families in the area.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team through the process for transformational change.
  • Leading service improvements through quality assurance and self evaluation activities.
  • Risk assessment and decision making for children in need and at risk.
  • Planning and allocation of financial and staff resources.
  • Promoting staff development through training, support and  regular 1:1 supervision
  • Budgetary management
  • Effective multi agency working
  • Contributing to strategic forums to drive service improvement forward.=

The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the wider development of the service.

A DipSw or equivalent, registration with SSSC and experience within a statutory children and families social work service are essential requirements for the post.

The postholder will have had management and supervisory experience. You will also be expected to be able to evidence a commitment to continuous professional development.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.