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Assistant Team Manager
 
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Assistant Team Manager
Salary range: £42,684 - £45,585 per annum | Based in Kingston/Richmond | Permanent | Full time

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
The Family and Youth Resilience Service sits within the AfC Early Help, which includes universal, targeted and statutory services alongside commissioned services across Kingston and Richmond.

The service aims to deliver support to vulnerable adolescents with a focus on strengthening contextual safeguarding arrangements, providing positive interventions and building family resilience.

The post holder will support the Team Manager with the operational management and leadership support across the service geographical areas. The post holder will be responsible for managing Senior Practitioners and Social Workers. 
You will ensure high levels of quality interventions, effective case management oversight, decision making and overall performance in the best interest to adolescents and their families

About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here

About you
To be Assistant Team Manager for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Experience of managing service delivery for vulnerable children and young people, with particular experience working with adolescents within statutory framework i.e. youth justice, children’s social care.
  • Experience of managing people, performance and professional development to get the best out of the team.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills with good relationship building of internal and external stakeholders.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile and job pack

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.  

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Hazel Gordon, Associate Director, on hazel.gordon@achievingforchildren.org.uk to request an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Closing date: 2nd August 2020
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