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Job Title Team Manager - Social Work Assessment
Job reference SSAN1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 14-17
Pay From: £48,495 per annum To: £51,587 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 09 November 2023
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Job Description
Make a difference as a Team Manager

As a ‘Good’ authority following our recent OFSTED Inspection we are seeking to recruit to the permanent role of Team Manager within the Social Work Assessment Service to help us continue to provide quality support to our children and families in St Helens.

The Social Work Assessment Service is responsible for children subject to child in need, child protection plans and care proceedings after the assessment has been completed to determine the right plan for the child and family. This post is located in Assessment Team 1 and includes an Assistant Team Manager, 6 Social Workers and 1 Social Work Assistant. The team has been well established over a long period of time and the current post holder will be available to provide handover and support to the successful applicant. This is one of a Management Team of 11 Managers who work well together and provide support and assistance to each other.

To apply for this post you will need to have a Social Work Qualification and be registered with SW England. You will need a minimum of three years post qualifying experience and two years working with children and families. You will need to have experience of providing supervision.

This is an exciting opportunity to support practice improvement and the quality of services provided to children and families. You will receive regular supervision and frequent opportunities to be involved in activities both internal and external to the Borough. You will receive continuous support, development and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. We operate a hybrid working arrangement to support staff to work from home and in the office and come together with your team on a regular basis.

Working for St Helens
Located in the heart of the North West close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a ‘Good’ authority which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. We continue to focus on our journey to ‘Outstanding’ and can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled and supported workforce.

Find out More
You can review the full job description and person specification information here.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us for a chat before applying or to submit your CV in the first instance. You can do this by emailing us at

These posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

This is a great time to join the Team as we continue to grow as a Service. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

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All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Applicant Letter.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Person Specification.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.