Social Work Team Manager

Team Manager – Child Protection – Lambeth

Role:  Team Manager
Location:  Lambeth
Team: Child Protection
Pay:  Up to £44.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you a passionate and experienced Social Work Team Manager looking to make a real difference in children's lives? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team within the London Borough of Lambeth!

As a Social Work Team Manager, you will lead and inspire a dedicated Child Protection Team within children's services. Your role will be pivotal in safeguarding vulnerable children and ensuring they receive the support and care they deserve. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of families in need, while also contributing to the continuous improvement of services within the local community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support to a team of social workers and support staff.
  • Oversee the assessment, planning, and delivery of services for children and families in need of protection.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures, maintaining high standards of practice.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and external agencies to provide holistic support to children and families.
  • Monitor team performance and outcomes, identifying areas for development and implementing strategies for improvement.


  • Qualified Social Worker with SWE registration.
  • Significant experience working within children's services, including experience in child protection.
  • Proven leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and empower team members.
  • Strong understanding of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures related to child protection.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.

Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will pro-actively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially.

That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours.

If you want to know more about this Team Manager role in Lambeth, give Rhys Rafferty a call on 01635 226350.

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