Social Work Deputy Team Manager - Placements Service

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Deputy Team Manager - Placement Team - Central London

Role:  Deputy Team Manager
Location:  Central London
Team: Placements Team
Pay:  up to £40.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you an experienced, creative and enthusiastic Deputy Team Manager? Would you like to join a forward-thinking fostering placements service based in Central London? If so, then this role could be perfect for you.

We are looking for a talented Deputy Team Manager to join a Fostering Placements Service. You will be responsible for leading and supporting a small team of social workers, ensuring that they are delivering high-quality services to the children and families in our care.

You will be working closely with the Team Manager to ensure that the team is delivering the best possible outcomes for their service users. You will be expected to have an in-depth knowledge of social work practice, including child protection and safeguarding procedures, and be confident in your ability to lead and support the team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in a similar role. You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to motivate and inspire the team to deliver the highest standards of service. You will be able to manage a varied and complex workload, while also meeting tight deadlines and managing competing demands.

We offer a competitive salary of up to £40.50 per hour, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. We also offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements, allowing you to work in a way that suits you.

You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

• A social work qualification such as a diploma or degree in social work, or an equivalent qualification.

• A minimum of three years experience working in a similar role in a social care setting.

• Evidence of up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, including child protection and safeguarding procedures.

• Proven experience in leading and managing a team of social workers.

• Ability to identify areas for service improvement and to develop and implement strategies to ensure service delivery meets the needs of our service users.

• Excellent organisational and communication skills.

• Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and stakeholders.

• Ability to manage a varied and complex workload, while meeting tight deadlines.

If you're looking for a rewarding role that allows you to make a difference in the lives of those in our care, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Working with us, you will be part of a forward-thinking and supportive team, and you will have the chance to make a real impact on the lives of the children and families we serve.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit an up-to-date CV to Josh Da Costa via email at or call 01635 226350. We look forward to hearing from you.