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Team Manager - Integrated Front Door Services

Job Reference Ref/233/575

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Full Time
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£46,285 - £49,620 (pro-rata)
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Job Category:
Social Workers
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits. Benefits include:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements, including agile working
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

As a Public Sector organisation, we are all about providing continuity and stability for both our employees and residents, especially in these challenging times when it is needed most.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Team Manager to work within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) based at Chord Park in Godmanchester and the Assessment Team based in Cambridgeshire.

The Team Manager MASH post covers both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council and is co-located with the partner agencies within the Integrated Front Door Service. MASH works closely with the Customer Contact Centre who ensures that contacts are sent to the relevant pathways of the service. 

The Team Manager Assessment posts are in Cambridgeshire County Council and will work collaboratively with other professionals ensuring immediate and prompt responses to referrals progressed into children social care for an assessment until closure, stepped down or transferred to other teams at the relevant transfer point.

To be successful in either of the roles you will require strong leadership skills and relevant experience working in Children Social Care. You will be overseeing multi agency enquires/referrals, using verbal and written communication skills to engage with workers and partner agencies to apply thresholds for intervention and analyse level of risk. You will be able to demonstrate that you can think creatively in delivering targeted support, will have a significant level of knowledge and experience in children's social care and understanding thresholds.  This role will include work allocation, performance monitoring, dealing with staffing issues and the training and development of the team. The right candidate will have responsibility for the team plan to meet objectives and ensure performance targets are achieved.  This post is office based and has flexible working arrangement. We pride ourselves on providing all workers with a friendly, safe, and supportive environment to work in. 

For a confidential, informal discussion please contact 
Pat Ndhlalambi – Service Manager for the Integrated Front Door (MASH) 
Vanessa Gething – Service Manager for the Assessment Teams

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

It will be important that you have the desire to want to make a personal contribution to improving our service. The role requires someone with passion and drive to improve the outcomes and lived experience of our children and to ensure the right support for our workers. You will need to demonstrate significant post-qualifying experience of statutory children social care practice, experience of working with children, young people, and their families on plans, be familiar with child protection systems and processes, court work and working with children who are looked after. You should also have knowledge of statutory requirements and local procedures and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a team and ensure high standards of performance are practiced and maintained. You must have a Social Worker qualification and be registered with Social Work England, and the ability to travel around the county is essential. 

About you

We're looking for confident and dynamic individuals who enjoy making a difference in their local community, are curious and spot things that others might not see, enjoys building relationships and likes to explore possibilities.

You must:

  • Be a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
  • Have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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