Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
rated us as good across all aspects of our service in 2018 and our ambition is
to be outstanding. Ofsted found that:
consistently provide valuable support to social workers, ensuring good
oversight of children’s plans. Management involvement at key decision points
and in reviewing important documents provides clear, accountable reasons for
workers say that management oversight and support is regular, reflective and
helpful, and staff supervision records evidence this.’
have an exciting new opportunity for you to join our team as a Team Manager in
one of our CAST teams, within Children's Services on the Isle of Wight. We are
looking for a manager who is ambitious for children and families, and is able
to drive improvement in performance and quality of practice. The successful
candidate will have an extensive knowledge and experience of children's social
care and a sound understanding of how to safeguard children.
will be responsible for the effective delivery of services in line with
Government guidance and policy; promoting high quality practice internally and
externally with the wider children's workforce.
You will champion and challenge service delivery and work with
multi-agency partners to improve outcomes for children, young people and
further information or an informal discussion please contact Kim Goode, Service
Manager Operations, on 01983 821000 Ext. 6288.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures,
backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
In the interests of efficiency and
economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the
final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager
within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not
have been successful on this occasion.
note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of
Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of
Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions.
Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all
of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five
years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction
of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by
both local authorities for a further five years.
management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County
Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take
operational responsibility for children’s services.