Deputy Team Manager - Children in Need Team - G11


Deputy Team Manager, Children in Need          

Harrow is officially a “good” authority and we are seeking energetic and motivated individuals to join us on our journey to become outstanding.

Harrow has embraced innovative practice through the use of Pod model, reflective supervision to achieve effective service delivery for vulnerable children.  We believe that by listening to our frontline social workers and providing good quality training opportunities this will lead to significant improved outcomes for children.

An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Team Manager (POD Leader) to join the Children in Need team within Harrow Council.   Applicants will be responsible for overseeing assessments for children in need of protection, children looked after and those subject to pre and court proceedings. As a first line manager, you will provide supervision both on a 1-1 basis for your 4 Social Workers, as well as leading pod supervision with your group. You will be overseeing complex social work assessments for children in need / child protection / children looked after and those subject to care proceedings through which you will ensure that the voice of children is routinely captured through the work of your Pod.

Achieving good outcomes for children is at the heart of all we do.

Skills and Experience:

  • Recognised Social Work Qualification (Degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW)
  • HCPC Registered
  • Acceptable enhanced DBS
  • Full UK driving license preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989
  • Detailed knowledge of the “Framework for the Assessment of Children and Their Families”
  • Ability to support Social Workers to undertake complex social work assessments
  • Experience of formulating support, protection and care plans
  • Ability to negotiate with colleagues and partner agencies to resolve differences of opinion
  • Ability to build effective, long lasting relationships with a range of service providers both from statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Experience of managing within a Social Work setting is desirable

Salary G11 - £42,259 - £45,139 with a market supplement of £1500


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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