Guardian Jobs 2023 – Social Work

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About The Role And Our Team

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Social Work Team Manager with a variety of knowledge and experience to join our Initial Response Team on the Isle of Man managing our out of hours and youth justice social workers. In this role, our Social Workers often look after cases for investigation, assessment and short term planning, so the ability to provide efficient and effective management, supervision and support to a small team is key.

You will be joining a service that is currently in the process of a transformation where your experience and ideas will be key in developing the support and intervention we provide to children and young people giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact to the service users on the Island.

The main focus of our team is to provide the best outcomes for young people and their families.

You Will Have An Active Role In This By

  • Providing direct management, supervision and professional support to staff directly reporting to the post;
  • Ensuring that Youth Justice is appropriately managed and developed
  • Supporting the extended management team in providing leadership and driving service delivery and improvement;
  • Being accountable for performance management of the team based on regular scrutiny of available data;
  • Contributing to the operation of the ‘out of hours’ service by developing and taking a place on the rota;

What can this role offer me?

You will be working within an experienced management team, where ideas are listened to and personal and professional development is high on the agenda.

If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.

About The Island And Relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month.

Additional Information

Please note a enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you.

A Driving Licence is required for this role.

A relocation package and interview expenses are available for this role.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

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