Team Manager - Child Protection and Children in Need Service

Posted 9th Feb, 2024
£52,503 – £66,600
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
22nd Feb, 2024
About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Child Protection and Child in Need Service in Enfield Children’s Services.

The team is a key component of Children and Family Services supporting ambitious social workers and other staff to make their contact with every child count.

With a highly diverse population of over 80,000 children and young people, Enfield is the place where social work thrives.

Enfield prides itself on having a supportive work culture and stable management team that gives social workers the autonomy they need to deliver a first-class service to vulnerable children and their families.

Our practice is underpinned by professional standards and promises to our children and young people. Our chosen practice model across the safeguarding partnership is Signs of Safety.

We are seeking a highly motivated Team Manager with an interest in leading an enthusiastic team and practice development in the important and challenging area of adolescent safeguarding / extra-familial risk.

It’s time to take your next step and apply to be part of this original initiative.

Contact Details - 

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Christine Askey on 020 8078 5990 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.  

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine at or on 020 8132 1022. 

About you
  1. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and related guidance, child development, major research findings with relevance to specialism, child protection procedures and risk to children
  2. Proven ability to write and present complex reports in accordance with statutory requirements.
  3. Demonstrable evidence of having formally supervised supported and appraised social work staff
  4. Thorough understanding of quality assurance and ability to integrate this understanding into practice
  5. Proven ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and partnerships within own division, other council groups and external agencies
  6. Knowledge of diverse communities and their needs
  7. Experience of chairing complex meetings attended by service users and/or other agencies.
  8. High level of IT skills and knowledge of IT systems used in Social Care.
  9. BA/MA Social Work or Equivalent Social Work qualification with Social Work England registration.

    Experience of at least three years post qualified social work within the field of statutory childcare. This experience must include significant exposure to child protection work and / or children ‘looked after’.

About Enfield

Enfield is one of the most diverse parts of London, with all the benefits this brings across our communities, culture, heritage and local economy.  It also has incredibly diverse landscapes – from the urban centres of Edmonton, Southgate, Palmers Green and Enfield Town, to rural areas and farmland in the north of the borough.

Based in the bubbling heart of Enfield Town, situated in a modern newly designed service hub, the new office is an environment which supports our smart working policy surrounded by small businesses, bars, restaurants, a buzzing high street and shopping centre. Our brand new high-tech multiagency office has good transport links into central London and is easily assessable to the M25, A10 and A406.

We are proud of the services we offer to children and families living in the borough and work with partners to ensure children receive the best start in life. We are passionate about improving outcomes and driving up standards and performance. Ofsted has rated our children’s services as GOOD overall, read the full report here

Our offer to you include:

  • A rewarding role in an Ofsted rated GOOD children’s services department

  • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.

  • A blend of remote and office based working  

  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

  • Modern purposefully designed working environment in Thomas Hardy House located 5 minutes from the station

  • A clear career progression pathway, supported by a comprehensive training programme

  • Smart technology assistance including hybrid video conferencing

  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.

  • Enthusiastic and proactive staff network groups

  • 1 month paid sabbatical for children’s social workers