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Assistant Team Manager - Woking Close Family Assessment Centre

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you see yourself promoting good practise in social work?

Would you like the opportunity to shape and develop lives of children and families?

Would you like to join a council that promotes positive outcomes for children?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Our Woking Close Family Assessment Centre is looking to recruit two full-time permanent Assistant Team Managers to join our amazing team and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and families!

About Woking Close

Woking Close Family Assessment Centre undertake community-based parenting assessments and interventions, with families approaching or subject to court proceedings. The team works with some of the most vulnerable children in Wandsworth to provide high quality, complex parenting assessments for our colleagues in RAS; CLA and CIN services.

About the team

As a team of three Assistant Team Managers you will deputise for the Team Manager and share in the management of the team and the centre. You should have a keen interest in management within Social Work.

About the role

As a qualified Social Worker, you will need significant experience in child and family assessments in court proceedings. You will be responsible for case supervision and the packages of intervention, assessment and support provided by the team. You should have excellent analysis skills, knowledge of and experience using different models of assessment and the ability to oversee the production of high-quality reports within tight deadlines. Whilst directing specialist assessments, you will contribute to the development and maintenance of a high-quality service for families using the centre.

To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will demonstrate:

  • Experience and confidence of supervision and monitoring the work of experienced staff
  • Chair meetings and lead networks
  • Liaise with other professionals in related services.

How to apply?

To apply complete an application outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the role. Please refer to the attached full Job Description/Person Specification.

For an informal discussion about these vacancies please contact Leila Hassan Farah, Woking Close Team Manager 0775417532


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline     

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Monday 31st  August 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 1st September 2020
  • Interview Date(s): Week commencing of 7th September 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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