Team Manager- 16+ Care Leavers Service


Location: Chatham,

KentSalary: £53,377 – £57,437 (inclusive of market allowance) + £3,000 retention allowance

Closing date: 18 Feb 2024

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Job function: Specialist

Job level: Management

Workplace: Part-remote option

Job Details:

We seek an experienced Team Manager to join our 16+ Care Leavers Service and help us achieve our vision for all our children, young people and families in Medway. 

You will report to the Service Manager and manage a team consisting of a Senior Practitioner, Social Workers and Personal Advisors.  You will also deputise and support the Service Manager where necessary.

About you

  • You will hold a degree in Social Work – CQSW, DipSW or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England 
  • You will have substantial post qualifying experience working with children and families in the statutory sector
  • You will hold a management qualification and/or have proven experience in management/leadership
  • You will hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes

For further information on the qualifications, skills and experience required, please refer to the Person Specification.

Our offer 

We are proud to offer a range of benefits including –

  • Basic salary of £46,377 – £50,437 per annum
  • Market Allowance of £7,000 per annum (paid monthly in 12 equal payments)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in April following 1 years’ service with Medway Council)
  • A generous annual leave entitlement up to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • An essential car user allowance with option to apply for a lease car after six months.
  • Free car parking
  • Hybrid working – enabling you to work from home/office (minimum of 2 days per week will be required in the office). Assessment Teams are office based for duty weeks.
  • Relocation package of up to £8,000
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts including access to fantastic discounts and savings on shops and services, travel discounts, health and wellbeing support, and an employee assistance service.
  • Access to professional development and support including Community Care Inform.

Join us and #Make a Difference.

How to Apply

Please send your CV with a supporting statement on how you meet the person specification.  Your cv must include your full employment history together with reasons for leaving and any gaps in employment. Please quote reference CSC/24/016/CD

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Taylor, Service Manager 16+ Care Leavers Service, on 01634 337229 or 07773210505 

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

This position is subject to an Enhanced Children’s DBS Check.

For more information on our roles within Children’s Services please visit

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Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children’s Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332211 or email via the button below.

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

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Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Supporting Documents for Team Manager- 16+ Care Leavers Service

Job Category: children family support Health social care youth
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chatham

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