Social Work Team Manager - Child Protection

Team Manager – Child Protection 

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

A vibrant London Borough is seeking an exceptional Qualified Social Work Team Manager to lead our Child Protection Team in children's services. With a competitive rate of up to £44.50 per hour, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of children and families in our community.

About the Role:

As the Team Manager of the Child Protection Team, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding children and young people. You will lead a dedicated team of social workers, ensuring that all child protection cases are managed with the utmost care, professionalism, and urgency. Your leadership will be key in maintaining high standards of practice and ensuring the best outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Child Protection Team, providing direction, support, and supervision to social workers.
  • Ensure that all child protection cases are handled efficiently and effectively, with a focus on the safety and well-being of the children.
  • Oversee the assessment and planning processes, ensuring that interventions are appropriate and timely.
  • Maintain compliance with statutory requirements and local policies.
  • Foster a collaborative team environment that encourages professional development and continuous improvement.


  • Qualified social worker with extensive experience in children's services, particularly in child protection.
  • Social Work England registered.
  • Proven leadership and team management experience.
  • Strong understanding of child protection legislation and best practices.
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and handle complex cases effectively.


  • Competitive pay of up to £44.50 per hour.
  • Opportunity to lead a dedicated team and make a real difference in children's lives.
  • Supportive and dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional growth and development.

If you are a passionate and experienced social work professional looking to take on a challenging and rewarding leadership role, we want to hear from you!

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Interested in learning more about the Team Manager role in Central London? Contact Rhys Rafferty at 01635 226350.

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