Practice Leader - Care team x3

Posted 8th May, 2024
£51,093 – £54,129
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
19th May, 2024
About the role

Practice Leader - Care team B, F and I

We are seeking for an experienced social worker who is a dynamic leader and is keen to develop their career in management and can contribute to delivering an excellent service during a child’s journey to get the right help at the right time. We have a progressive Practice Academy which is a professional development hub for Social Workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to strategic social work leader. The Practice Academy aims to provide a clear model using Compassion Focussed Approaches and Systemic Practice to improve the consistency of our work and benefitting the children and families of Greenwich who use our services. 

This is an exciting opportunity to build a team around you. You will be a Champion for Children ensuring the best interest of the child is always paramount in decision making. You will be providing consultation to the professional network.

About you

About the Service

We are ambitious for children and on a journey to improve the quality of social work practice.  We provide excellent training opportunities, we provide management development, and we are serious about social work careers and support regular supervision. 

Care Teams include 7 Social Work teams offering a service to children in our care with the main responsibility for ensuring effective care planning, safeguarding and permanence arrangements, placement suitability to meet needs and stability. The Teams also complete care proceedings in the Family Court, providing assessment evidence and opinion to assist in the determination of a permanence outcome for the child(ren). The Service has also recently appointed a Court Progression Manager to offer additional support, oversight and quality assurance of cases in pre (PLO) and care proceedings. 

Please view the attached Job Profile for the key requirements for this role and address these when completing your supporting statement. All applicants require Social Work England registration and must be qualified Social Workers. This role requires an Enhanced DBS. In accordance with our safeguarding policy, if you are shortlisted references are required prior to interview. Please see attached our safeguarding statement. 

About Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a vibrant area of Southeast London with a rich history and diverse culture. The town of Greenwich itself is a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to the Prime Meridian Line, Royal Observatory, and the Cutty Sark ship. In 2012, the borough was named as the first new Royal Borough for more than 80 years. We are looking to recruit social workers, who are registered with Social Work England, to join our stable and committed Children’s Services workforce. Discover more in our video below.

With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your social worker career. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • A senior leadership team who take time to know front-line staff, listen to their views and celebrate excellent work.

  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader

  • An innovative and aspirational Practice Academy dedicated to providing creative learning solutions and a comprehensive offer to support you to achieve your career ambitions including bursaries to undertake systemic training

  • Access to Research in Practice website, training and resources and new initiatives

  • Rota Days equating (FTE) to an additional 10 days off per year

  • Travel costs worth £1k+, OR essential car user car parking (close to the workplace).

  • Royal Greenwich Keyworker housing (after being employed for six months, subject to application and meeting criteria).

  • Excellent pension scheme (LGPS).

  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • Childcare vouchers.

  • Greenwich One Card gives you access to a wide range of discounts on products and services at participating local businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants. Discounted gym membership.

  • Opportunities to join cross-sectional staff Task and Finish groups to improve practice and procedures.

  • We have an ongoing commitment to supporting staff and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

  • Staff networks and forums to support and encourage networking between staff with shared interests.

Make a difference to our children’s futures, your future and ours.