Aspiring Manager - Children in care

33136.00 - 36153.00 GBP Annual
07 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Job Type

We have recently been awarded GBP1.2m to help provide a number of roles to meet the expected increasing demand in the coming years. This is part of a national trend and in Wiltshire, we are planning ahead to manage this effectively.

We are building on the considerable progress already made across our services helping to re-define young futures by providing support at the earliest opportunity by working together with our partners in a coherent and structured way.

Families and children will receive a high quality, efficient and effective social work service which results in them being more resilient and will say that you made a positive difference to their lives.


The care and placement service (CPS) is responsible for providing effective strategies to improve the life chances and outcomes of looked after children - ensuring we meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in Wiltshire. With a key focus on adoption and fostering service, this team oversees the recruitment, assessment and support of in-house foster carers and adopters.

About the role

Based within our children in care team you will manage the caseload, supervise, coach and mentor a dedicated team of newly qualified social workers going through their assessed and supported year of employment (ASYE) to enable them to achieve their full potential and deliver a quality service to children and families.

This is an ideal career move if you are keen to strengthen your knowledge and skills and step up into a management role.

About you

You will be an experienced social worker aspiring to be a manager.

We want you to be an excellent role model, having high expectations of yourself and others setting an outstanding example for others to follow by demonstrating and promoting outstanding practice.

You must be qualified to a DipSW level or equivalent and be registered as a social worker with HCPC registration.

It is essential that you have 3 years post qualifying experience and can demonstrate that you have coached, mentored or supervised another student or social worker.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Matthew Turner, Service Manager. Telephone:

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information