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Team Manager - Cared for Team - WMF959e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Kendal, Cumbria
£53,775 - £55,963
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Team Manager – Children & Young People, South Lakes & Eden

Westmorland and Furness Council


Salary: £53,775 - £55,963

The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role.

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Location: Kendal

Contract: Permanent


About this opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager post as part of the Cared for Team based in South Lakes and Eden, Children & Young People District.


As Team Manager you will be responsible for a team ensuring that Looked After Children and, those young people who have left care, receive an appropriate level of service, working in partnership with colleagues from within the Council and other agencies.


In this role, you will be managing a team of Social Workers working with vulnerable children and their families, ensuring they are in line with quality, national and legislative standards. You will be required to provide clear management oversight and effective decision making in order to meet our customer’s needs in a timely way, but also to support your colleagues. You will also need to manage and coordinate work activities in line with the service priorities, along with developing effective partnership arrangements with all appropriate stakeholders, always with the children and family needs at the heart.


It is really important to us that Westmorland and Furness is a great place to be a child and grow up; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy and productive lives and a place where young people will want to live and work in the future.


Who we are looking for

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


We recognise that social work can be a challenging job and if you are successful you will be working in a supportive working environment that is committed to your learning and career development.


This is a challenging but rewarding role, and someone who is open, friendly, fair and supportive is essential, as well as being a good communicator and a strong leader.


Westmorland and Furness has a strong foundation of career progression and professional development to enable our employees to take up opportunities as they arise in their careers.We will provide you with coaching and mentoring in your professional development.


If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, you share our passion for the service then apply today, and you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children looked after in Westmorland and Furness, then please apply today.


If you are interested in what you have read and would like to have an informal discussion please contact:


Alternatively you can apply by using our application form which is available through the link below.


What can we offer you!

Excellent training and development

Flexible working opportunities

Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

Competitive rates of pay


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.


Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Children.


Application and Interview information

Closing date: 14th April 2024

Interview date: 25th April 2024


We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.


If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.


Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.


As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.


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