Cornwall Council Jobs 2023 – Team Manager

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Make a difference – Children’s Social Work in Cornwall

‘Cornwall’s ambitious, outward-facing senior leadership team promotes a strong culture of learning and development. It has made excellent use of learning from research, best practice and peer reviews.’

‘Social workers have a very good understanding of the children they work with; they visit them regularly and ensure that their needs are holistically well considered’

‘Staff development is delivered through an effective and well-targeted workforce development framework. Staff morale is high.’


We are looking for a Team Manager for the Gweres Tus Yowynk (GTY – Helping Young People) Service. The postholder will play a key role in the management and delivery of this specialist multi-agency adolescent service that works positively with those children at risk of care. GTY is a county wide service which includes Social Workers, Targeted Youth Workers, Youth Justice Service Workers and Functional Family Therapists. The teams provide intense support, when families are approaching crisis and at risk of breakdown. We also work with children who offend or are at risk of offending, implementing child first and trauma informed principles to ensure children are appropriate supported and where appropriate, diverted from the formal criminal justice system.

This is an exciting time join a high performing, innovative service and be part of an established management team committed to improving outcomes for adolescents.

For this post you will need to be social work qualified and have a proven track record in supervising and supporting others to achieve good quality practice standards. You will have a strong sense of the child’s lived experience at the centre of your practice. You will be familiar with critical reflection and the need for positive challenge. You will be able to provide a learning role for the team. You will have an understanding of adolescent behaviours and development. You will be responsible for helping the service to develop and apply the competence and confidence to produce work that is consistently good.

The post is a permanent position and is based in the West of the county. Own transport essential.

For an informal discussion contact Kate Wilson, Service Manager – [email protected]: 07483 340 825

What we can offer you

In recognition of the vital contribution you make, we offer an attractive package of benefits including:

  • Welcome bonus of £4000 for qualified Social Workers who are new to social work in Cornwall and have completed their ASYE
  • £3000 Annual Market Supplement for Advanced Practitioners
  • A generous relocation package
  • An individualised induction to meet your specific needs and learning
  • An outstanding core curriculum to support your ongoing development with a high quality programme of evidence-based learning and development to enhance skills and practice.
  • An outstanding career and qualification pathway, which will support your progression.
  • Regular, high quality case and reflective supervision
  • Supportive management and leadership
  • Support to access temporary accommodation if moving from outside of Cornwall
  • Access to a Cornwall Council lease car
  • 24 days paid annual leave per year (rising with length of service), plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities, including homeworking
  • A license to access Community Care Inform and Research in Practice.
  • Payment of your Social Work England registration fees.
  • Sponsorship for eligible overseas social work applicants

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council

This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check. Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

We are open to discussion around flexible working.

More information about our social work careers is available here.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

To apply

Please view the role profile for the level you are applying for:

Role Profile (Team Manager)

Role Profile (Advance Team Manager)

Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

This position will close at midnight on the closing date.

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