Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (ACT)

£41,675 - £45,591 per annum

Adult and Older People’s Service

This is an exciting time to join Newcastle City Council and be part of delivering first class social work for vulnerable adults in the City aged 18+. Building upon our strong track record of delivering a high-quality service in Newcastle, you will be actively involved in continuing to shape our approach to social work.

You must be dynamic, committed to providing excellent services and bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable adults, their families and carers. You must be an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for adults and older people in Newcastle.

We are looking for someone with strong skills, patience and focus to manage a team of social work staff. This role will include work allocation, performance monitoring, dealing with staffing issues and the training and development of a team within the Adult and Older People’s Service.

Candidates will be required to have the determination and commitment to create positive outcomes for adults and older people in the City.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience working in Adult Social Care and have relevant skills across a range of areas, for example, chairing safeguarding meetings, Court of Protection work and partner agency working, often within tight timescales. You should have knowledge of statutory requirements and local procedures.

As a member of a team managers group, you will play an important role in delivering a needs’ led professional service ensuring that vulnerable adults, older people and their families benefit from the best possible safeguarding and protection.

You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC. You should also have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience, a track record of effective leadership, development and motivation of staff including supervision.

Newcastle is a great place to work and some of the benefits of working with us are are:
• Generous annual leave plus Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• A range of flexible working options
• Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
• Working in a supportive team environment
• Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

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As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


  22 Apr 2019

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