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Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (16+ Team)

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



Full time

£41,675 - £45,591 per annum

Children’s Social Care

Do you have a passion for social work? Are you an experienced and dynamic social work leader? Do you lead by example? Are you committed to providing excellent services to vulnerable children and families? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?

If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!

This is an exciting time to join us. We are making a significant investment in our social care workforce. We are increasing our establishment to ensure caseloads continue to allow our staff to have the time and space to work creatively and meaningfully with children, young people and families.

We are a cosmopolitan city and our children and families reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our city. We are a city that embraces innovation and change and we can offer you exciting and rewarding casework.

We want a Team Manager with extensive knowledge and skill in the profession of child and family social work who can confidently and creatively supervise and manage a varied and complex range of cases. You must be driven and ambitious, both for yourself, the staff you manage and most importantly for children, young people and families. A confident leader you must be able to drive best practice in a supportive and reflective way to champion children, young people and families whilst ensuring that the safety of children remains your highest priority. You will practice at the highest of standards and motivate others to do the same.

In return we will support you to succeed. At Newcastle we offer a comprehensive range of training opportunities and professional development through professional supervision, coaching and our management programme to grow and enhance your skills.

We will encourage you to be creative and progress your career making social work at Newcastle a profession that is yours to own. In addition, you will receive:

• A dedicated 5-day induction

• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• A range of flexible working options

• A generous Flexi Scheme

• Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• Access to a home electronics scheme and vehicle leasing scheme.

You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle at or speak with Kim Brown, Service Manager 16+ on 0191 2772500.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

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.

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.


Closing date:

4 June 2020

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