Team Manager - Child Protection and Child in Need Service

Posted 10th Jul, 2024
£52,503 – £66,600
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
24th Jul, 2024
About the role

Enfield Council Children’s service are seeking a highly motivated, confident, imaginative, and dynamic Team Manager with a passion for leading an enthusiastic team and driving practice development in the important and challenging area of safeguarding children, to help us make a difference to vulnerable children’s lives.

To achieve this we need the best, most talented, innovative, and committed people to come and work with us.

Enfield is situated in North London and is a culturally diverse borough. Its wards include both the 20% most affluent and deprived areas in the country, with a mix of industrial areas, residential and countryside.

You will be based in the bubbling heart of Enfield Town in a modern newly designed client facing service hub. The new office has bespoke areas for service users and is an environment which supports our smart working policy, surrounded by small businesses, bars, restaurants, a buzzing high street and shopping centre. We have good transport links into Central London and are easily accessible to the M25, A10 and A406.

This position presents a unique opportunity to join an ambitious service in a key role that supports the Council to deliver high quality services for children, young people, and their families.

We recognise that the people who work for us are our greatest asset, and we are committed to supporting staff in their work to fulfil their potential, including comprehensive training opportunities and personal/professional development.   We are also committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation and ensure that we harness the talents of all staff.

As a Team Manager within Enfield’s Child Protection and Child in Need Service, your primary role will be to lead and support the team to develop meaningful and purposeful social work practice that places emphasis on the voice of the child and aspires to achieve the best outcomes for our children. Using Motivational Interviewing and introducing a Strengths Based Family Programme to support and inform our chosen practice model of Signs of Safety, this is an exciting time to join and contribute to driving excellent practice.

You will work alongside other services such as health and education to ensure that the needs of our children are met, and their voice heard.

Our Team Managers are supported in this challenging role with regular reflective supervision and are part of an active leadership team who provide peer support and constantly work towards improving practice.

You should hold a qualification in social work, have a clear work history and be registered with the Social Work England.

In addition to a competitive salary, our commitment to you is:

•             One month paid sabbatical.

•             Flexible and agile work practices

•             Generous leave entitlement with the option to buy up to an additional 10 days of annual leave.

If you’re looking for interesting opportunities to further your career or want to contribute to integrated multidisciplinary working for the wellbeing of children, and if you are a motivated and enthusiastic practitioner and leader then we would love to hear from you; we could be your next step!

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. 


Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

About you

For the full Job Description and Person Specification for the role please click to apply and this will be available on the Enfield Council job site advert.

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