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Team Manager - Children in Care
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC881AH
  • Published: Fri 02/09/2022, 16:41 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £53,437 per annum inclusive of market premia
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Team Manager - Children in Care

We are recruiting an experienced Team Manager to join our Children in Care Team and help us achieve our vision for all our children, young people and families in Medway. You will be joining Medway's vision on supporting Children and Young people to make them feel safe and secure whilst ensuring Children and Young People's voices are listened to and acted upon.

As a registered social worker with SWE you will have a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience working with children and families in the statutory sector. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar relationship and strengths-based practice framework.

As the Team Manager, you will have to lead, manage, and motivate experienced staff and newly qualified workers, whilst also deputising and supporting the Group Manager where necessary. This role is a full-time, and permanent position.

You will be motivated, committed and passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families. You will be able to build effective working relationships, demonstrate strong analytical skills and robust understanding of the care proceedings process.  

Sitting alongside colleagues within the Corporate Parenting Service, this is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced manager to lead the children in care team, while focusing on the delivery of outstanding care planning to ensure children and young people experience the best possible care and achievement of permanence at the earliest opportunity.

In return for your commitment, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including a market premia payment of £4000 per annum (paid in 12 equal payments) and a retention payment of £3000 per annum (paid after 1 years’ continuous service with Medway).

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Saunders, Group Manager for Children in Care on 01634 337328

If you would like to talk to a current Team Manager in the Children in Care Team to learn more about the role, please contact Charleen Carnell, 01634 334127

To Apply

Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.  Alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to, quoting CSC881AH


Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Our organisation: 
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

To find out more about Medway the place please click here.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.