North West England

Children's Services



Reference 1870

Role: Assistant Team Manager/Practice Manager
Location: Greater Manchester
Team: Edge of Care Team
Pay: £43 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum Contract 
In the office: Hybrid


Job Overview:

Are you an experienced Social Worker with strong leadership skills? We are seeking an Assistant Social Work Team Manager to join our Edge of Care team on a locum contract, offering a competitive hourly rate of £43.00. This role involves supporting vulnerable families and children at risk of entering care, playing a vital role in preventative services.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the Edge of Care team, providing leadership and support.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and implement intervention strategies.
  • Supervise and mentor social workers, ensuring high standards of practice.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of services and interventions.
  • Work closely with families and other stakeholders to prevent the need for children to enter care.



  • Social Work England registration is essential.
  • Proven experience in social work, with a focus on preventative services or edge of care work.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality support to families and children.



  • Competitive hourly rate.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in preventing family breakdown.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Leadership role without a heavy caseload.


How to Apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Emily at 07902371315 or send your CV and cover letter to


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