Team Managers (Various Teams)

Posted 19th Mar, 2024
£53,109 – £56,151
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
30th Jun, 2024
About the role

You will be joining an ambitious, passionate and committed leadership team. We are working at pace to create the conditions for effective social work to flourish and for all our children to receive a good service. We are clear on the challenges we face and have the courage and vision to deliver

Can you shape and influence an environment which enables excellent practice by setting high standards and motivating others to do the same?

Would you like to join a council that invest in developing our manager and leaders through a clear progression pathway which is aligned with our learning and development training delivered through our ambitious Lambeth Social Care Academy?

We are looking to recruit full-time Team Managers to lead our children’s social work teams and play a key role in achieve positive outcomes for children and families in Lambeth!

In return for your hard work, skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive:

  • A competitive starting salary of £53,109 pa that rises to a maximum of £56,151 pa
  • A £4,700 pa market supplement
  • Flexible working opportunities with hybrid working and top of the range technology
  • Manage a small social work team of six, including an Advanced Practitioner
  • A fantastic, modern working environment in the award-winning Civic Centre building
  • 27 days of annual leave (rising to 33 days for those with continuous service of more than five years)
  • Access to a comprehensive benefits package
  • We are dedicated to creating an environment where social work practice can thrive, and Social Workers are encouraged to be innovative and creative to ensure the services we offer to children and families helps improves their lives.
About you

You will be lead multi-agency planning for children and have the ability to deliver excellent practice standards, within the legal framework to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and families.  You will be responsible for allocating team workloads and providing case management.  Provide supervision with approaches to practice which is proportionate to identify risk and need.

About Lambeth

Lambeth – a borough with social and climate justice at its heart. By harnessing the power and pride of our people and partnerships, we will proactively tackle inequalities so that children and young people can have the best start in life and so everyone can feel safe and thrive in a place of opportunity.”

Lambeth 2030 (Borough Plan)

Hear from some of our children and young people on why think Lambeth is the best place to grow up and live!

In Lambeth, we offer our social workers:

  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

  • Competitive packages for roles

  • Manageable caseloads – at April 2023 the average Social Worker caseload by service area: Child Protection (13), Court (13), Children Looked After (11)

  • 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service and 35 days after 10 years continuous service)

  • Flexi-leave and TOIL available to staff

  • Work in one of the best-connected boroughs in London, with travel links that can quickly get you all around London, the South-East and beyond

  • A modern working environment in the Lambeth Civic Centre, recently redesigned optimising the space for post-pandemic flexible working

  • Training and development opportunities tailored around our practice framework

  • A clear career progression pathway into Advanced Practitioner and social work management positions

  • Reflective Practice Groups

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Cyclescheme and interest free travel loan

  • Investment in learning and development and career pathways as part of the new Lambeth Social Care Academy

  • Smart technology including tablet device rollout for practitioners and hybrid video conferencing in the office