Team Manager - Out of Hours Social Work

48492.00 - 52482.00 GBP Annual
12 May 2019
19 May 2019
Job Type

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first

Out of Hours Social Work Children, families and adults do not only experience difficulties between 9am and 5pm. Very often, the most significant risk to people, happen out of hours. Our Out of Hours Team provides dedicated intervention, to minimise the risk at the point of need. The team consists of social workers and approved mental health practitioners, who are trained to respond to high risk situations. As a border agency, our Out of Hours Service has a dedicated Heathrow Support team, who helps to assess and support passengers arriving at Heathrow Airport, including dealing with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and other extraordinary situations. We need a leader who can manage the variety of challenge. Who can support the social workers and mental health professionals and provide a link between the Out of Hours and Day Teams. Someone with knowledge of adult and children social care, who is eager to learn and further develop the Out of Hours Service. Hillingdon always have a senior manager on duty to support the Out of Hours Team Manager. Why Hillingdon?In April 2018, Ofsted said the following about Outstanding Leaders:

  • "The dedicated and knowledgeable leadership team models a child-centred approach to all strategic and operational interventions for children and this is replicated throughout the staff group
  • The willingness and curiosity to constantly learn from new ideas result in positive outcomes for children
  • Senior managers demonstrate a common sense and flexible approach to the provision of this service, with intervention for children decided on need, reinforcing a needs-led approach to service delivery."


  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
  • cycle purchase scheme

How will we help you develop as a Team Manager?

As part of the West London Alliance and West London Teaching Partnership, Hillingdon has a PCF/KSS led training programme to provide all team managers with opportunities to meet their continuous development needs. You will be surrounded by emotionally intelligent, dedicated social workers and leaders who model a "Children First" ethos. Every conversation you have will enhance your learning. You will have regular, reflective supervision. You will be provided with equipment to assist mobile and flexible working. You will receive regular feedback from children and young people about your practice and how it impacts on their lives. You will have access to a clear career pathway with opportunity to grow in accordance to your talent and need.

What we need from you:

  • Creativity, innovation and leadership
  • You must have the qualities noted by Ofsted to join our outstanding leadership team
  • You must have a social work qualification
  • You must have experience in managing a children's social care team or adults social care team
  • You must be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification
  • You must have experience in leadership and supervision
  • You must be HCPC registered
  • Preferably you would have experience of managing an out of hours service
  • Preferably you would be registered as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner

Additional information

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Antony Madden, Head of First Response and Out of Hours Social Work. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. Disability Confident Employer & Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy