Assistant Team Manager - MASH

2021-11-18 13:30:442022-02-16Hoop Recruitment
Job TypeTemporary Full Time
AreaSwindon, United KingdomSwindonUnited Kingdom
SectorSocial Work - Adult
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserJoseph Edge
Job RefV35410

Swindon Borough Council are looking for an Assistant Team Manager to work within the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. This exciting managerial role is non case holding and is in a dynamic environment where you'll be working alongside other partner agencies to help to identify risk, protective factors and inform decision making. This is a fast paced team which requires an assistant team manager who is able to work to strict deadlines and make safe and robust decisions under pressure. This role would initially be a 3 month contract with the rate of pay being £38 per hour

The key responsibilities for this role are as follows:

  • To undertake work in accordance with legislation, guidance and protocols and have a clear
    understanding of how the role contributes and adds value to outcomes for children and their
  • To undertake the necessary investigations using information from various sources in addition to
    direct contact with families, children and professionals to analyse and determine the level of support
    and actions required.
  • To have a robust oversight of care planning with a focus on timely progression to permanence.
  • Ensure that diversity is respected and takes account of the different needs of children and their
    carers, and that the decisions made and service delivery is sensitive to and addresses
    discriminatory issues of language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social
  • To ensure that social workers record all case work, undertake assessments, analysis, decisions, care planning and actions on the necessary ICS systems – signing off all decisions made and discussing any issues that require clarification or further scrutiny with the relevant member of staff. 
  • To offer guidance, supervision and support to practitioners to enable them to take actions to prevent family breakdown or escalation of issues / risk, accurately recording the advice and guidance given. 
  • Lead and supervise team members on a day to day basis, including their performance management through regular supervision and appraisal, in order to deliver a high quality and consistent service. 
  • Ensure that monthly activity and performance feedback is provided to the Group Manager. 
  • Motivate and develop the team through learning opportunities that ensure that the competencies and professional practice required to achieve the aims and objectives of the service are met.
  • Undertake audits and collect service user feedback on the service to enable robust reporting and management information as well as identifying areas for service development and improvement.
  • Ensure that the service meets its statutory obligations and ensure that departmental and council procedures are effectively implemented and followed.
  • In liaison with the Group Manager, contribute to business planning within the Team.
  • Promote the development and maintenance of high standards within the team in accordance with the Councils and the Service’s values and behaviours.
  • Promote corporate working across teams, and wider across the organisation, ensuring that every opportunity is taken to develop a wider understanding of the child’s journey and the impact that other areas of the Council have on this.
  • Develop relationships and information sharing across teams to enhance overall decision making in the best interests of the child.
  • Ensure engagement and understanding of performance measures within the Team and be able to accurately describe the contribution made in achieving outcomes.
  • Represent the Team at internal and external meetings with voluntary, partner and statutory bodies where appropriate.
  • Contribute to and participate in his/her own personal development programme.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Group Manager commensurate with the grade of the post. 


Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will
be required to provide evidence of this:
Direct responsibility for operational staff

  • Considerable experience of services to vulnerable people
  •  Substantial post-qualification experience in a relevant setting
  • Experience of the whole range of Children in Need Services
  • Understanding of the full range of early help services and ability to recognise children and
    families who would benefit from early help
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and policy context relating to the
    work of Social Care and Early Help services relevant to the service area
  • Commitment to a child-centred approach
  • Commitment to team work and engagement
  • Commitment to multi-agency working across a range of services to promote better outcomes for
    children and families.
  • A focus on performance management and service development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in often pressured environments.


  • Social Work England recognised social work qualification and SWE registration

Benefits to working with Hoop

  • We put people first. Always
  • We pride ourselves in finding roles that you want and enjoy
  • We want to understand what is important to you and find roles that suit you. We won’t just give you what we have!
  • We currently have over 100 happy social workers working for us in South Wales and we are looking to replicate this in South West England

Please get in touch with Joseph Edge on 02922 400519 if interested.

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