Children's services Team Manager

Company
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Date Posted
16th May 2018
Reference
RQ307765
Sector
Health & Social Care
Location
Stourbridge
Benefits
Inside IR35
Salary
£30 Per Hour

DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH                  DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

ACCOUNTABILITY LIST

 

POST TITLE:                       TEAM MANAGER

                             

RESPONSIBLE TO:           DIVISIONAL MANAGER

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

To manage and develop the operational functions within the divisional area of responsibility to meet departmental and corporate policies and objectives.

 

To actively contribute and, where necessary, lead in strategic planning activity at a number of levels.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS

 

1.         The delivery of Council services.

 

2.         Budget Management.

 

3.         Team/Unit Human Resources Management.

 

4.         Liaison and communication with members of the public.

 

5.         Strategic planning activity.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.         To provide clear management of and direction for the team/unit.

 

2.         To be responsible for the development and implementation of team/unit business plans and to be accountable for the delivery of services accordingly.

 

3.         To ensure the work of the team is consistent with National Social Work and Social Care objectives, including National Priorities Guidance and National or Regional Standards.

 

4.         To effectively manage all team/unit budgets, as delegated by the Divisional Manager, to ensure that identified objectives are met.

 

5.         To be responsible for the management of human resource activity within the team/unit.

 

6.         To ensure that the Directorate is represented to the community in a way that encourages a better understanding of the Directorate’s work.

7.         To act as a facilitating channel of communication between the team/unit and other parts of the Directorate.

 

8.         To commit to effective means of service user consultation, including a positive and responsive approach to managing complaints.

 

9.         To participate in intra and inter departmental working groups, taking the Chair when necessary.

 

10.       To represent the Directorate on outside bodies.

 

11.       To attend Committees as required.

 

12.       To contribute to departmental, corporate and inter-agency strategic planning activity.

 

13.       To contribute to management information systems e.g. workload management.

 

14.       To project manage and lead the implementation of new schemes and initiatives.

 

15.       To provide expert advice to team/unit, senior management and external agencies as appropriate.

 

16.       To promote the highest levels of professional knowledge amongst the designated staff group.

 

17.       To promote Authority wide and Directorate policies in both employment practice and service delivery, in particular equal opportunities.

 

18.       To comply with the Authority’s Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.

 

19.       To undertake other specific duties as may be necessary and outlined by the Divisional Manager.

 

Health & Safety

 

All employees have a duty to carry out their work with due regard for the health and safety of employees and the public, to observe health and safety requirements relevant to their activities and co-operate with the Council so as to enable them to carry out their own responsibilities effectively.  They must report to their supervisor every accident which could result in injury or damage to plant and equipment and co-operate in the investigation of accidents with object of preventing a recurrence.

 

16.2.99.  Updated on 9.4.99,27.4.99,10.5.99,6.5.03

 

DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH                  DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

POST TITLE:                       Team Manager                                POST REF:                                                                         

REPORTS TO:                    Divisional Manager

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

(e.g. written communication skills, dealing with the public etc.)

 

Criteria:                     Managing Services

 

                       Managing People

 

                       Managing Resources

 

                       Managing Information

 

                       An ability to make clear assessments and make appropriate decisions after assimilating wide ranging views

 

                       Communication and consultation and partnership

 

                       Currently or prepared to become information technology literate

 

How Measured:       Performance in related selection process and reference

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EXPERIENCE

 

Criteria:                     Appropriate post-qualifying experience in children and families setting.  Experience of casework supervision as a supervisor.

 

How Measured:       Past employment activity record

                                   Performance on related selection methods e.g. specialist questions, presentation, group discussion.

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QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION (and level required to carry out the job)

 

Criteria:                     Recognised Social work qualification

How Measured:       Formal possession of appropriate qualification to be verified at interview or from records

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TRAINING  (Specific or Specialist)

 

Criteria:                     Post qualification short course/conference training in related matters e.g. recruitment and selection, supervisory techniques, first line management, equal opportunities

 

How Measured:       Past training from application form and records

                                   Selection process

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SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE (e.g. Financial Accounting)

 

Criteria:                     A clear up to date and detailed knowledge of recent legislation, relating to children, and wider social work impacts.

 

How Measured:       Demonstration of knowledge at interview

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PERSONAL QUALITIES

 

Criteria:                     Ability to:

 

                                   Collaborate                           Encourage innovation

                                   Communicate                       Achieve results

                                   Lead staff                              Demonstrate awareness

                                   Empower staff                      Take responsibility

                                   Invest in staff                        Cope with stress in self and others

                                   Demonstrate fairness          Work in an anti-discriminatory way

 

How Measured:       Interview questions and application form details

                                   Performance in relation selection process

                                   References

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 REQUIREMENTS

Criteria:                     Rehabilitation of Offenders Act does not apply to this post

 

How Measured:       Application Form

                                   CRB check

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