London, South East England

43 - 44.5 GBP Per Hour

Team Manager



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Team Manager – Looked After Children – London Borough of Southwark

Role:  Team Manager
Location:  London Borough of Southwark
Team: Looked After Children
Pay:  Up to £44.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

The London Borough of Southwark is seeking an exceptional Qualified Social Work Team Manager to lead their Looked After Children Team in children's services. With a competitive rate of up to £44.50 per hour, this is a unique opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of children and young people in our community.

About the Role:

As the Team Manager of the Looked After Children Team, you will play a critical role in ensuring that children and young people in care receive the highest quality of support and services. You will lead a team of dedicated social workers, ensuring that each child's needs are met, and that they are given the best opportunities to thrive.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Looked After Children Team, providing supervision, guidance, and support to social workers.
  • Oversee the planning, assessment, and delivery of services to children and young people in care.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, safeguarding policies, and best practice standards.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with children, families, and other professionals.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and professional development within the team.


  • Qualified social worker with extensive experience in children's services, particularly in working with looked after children.
  • Social Work England registered.
  • Proven leadership and team management experience.
  • Strong understanding of legislation, policies, and best practices related to children's services and looked after children.
  • Excellent communication, organisational, and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to achieving the best outcomes for children and young people.


  • Opportunity to lead a dedicated team and make a significant impact on the lives of children and young people in care.
  • Supportive and dynamic working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

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

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