Children's, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (2 posts)

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

£42,821 - £46,845 annum (pro rata for part time hours)

Children’s Social Care

Initial Response Service & Long Term Service

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

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

We are looking for experienced social worker leaders who are committed to children and families receiving excellent services. This is an exciting time to join us. Through our innovative work as part of the DfE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme (read about our work with the DfE and Leeds City Council) we are implementing the Family Valued approach across our service and city to transform how we work with children, families and partners. Family Valued is a relational and restorative approach to services, focussing on strength and values. As part of our Children’s Social Care management team you will be instrumental in helping us to continue to shape and deliver our ambitious plans.

To support our vision for children and families we are looking for two Team Managers with an extensive knowledge and skill-base in child protection to join our Initial Response and Long-Term Services.

You must be able to confidently and creatively supervise and manage a varied and complex range of cases. You must be driven and ambitious, both for yourself and the staff you manage but most importantly for children and families. A confident leader you must be able to drive best practice in a supportive and reflective way to champion children 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. As an organisation we are committed to our staff receiving the opportunities they need to develop and flourish at all stages of their career. At Newcastle “social workers feel well supported” and practice improvement is delivered “creatively and innovatively” (Ofsted Focus Visit Outcome Letter 2019).

We offer a comprehensive range of training and professional opportunities, overseen by our Social Work Centre of Excellence, that evolves and develops to meet the needs of our workforce. 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 wellbeing initiatives

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes

• Generous relocation package.

You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle and read our working principles at Or you can speak with Warren Petitjean, Service Manager on 0191 2772500 or Andrew Burden, Service Manager on 0191 2115845.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today.

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:

23 May 2021

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