Team Manager Independent Chairs

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for a passionate and committed Team Manager.  We're looking for a manager with a real spark to manage Independent Chairs and Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO).

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Location(s)
Service Area
Quality and Standards Team
G13: 50,430 - 55,503
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Child Workforce with child barred list
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

The authority is one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here. We care about our staff, It's important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.

The Independent Chairs sit within the Quality and Standards Service and there are three Team Managers who are responsible for the Chairs, LADOs and Reg-44 Visitors. The Chairs have a dual role with responsibility for chairing child protection conferences and undertaking the Independent Reviewing Officer role. 

The post is based in Lincoln (Myle Cross) but the team is a county wide one and staff are mobile workers. 

What are we looking for?

  • A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience with management experience.
  • Innovation, creativity and drive.
  • Child focused.
  • An excellent communicator with exceptional report writing skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of care planning and IRO role, management of safeguarding allegations and Reg-44.

At the heart of Lincolnshire is Lincoln City; famous for its stunning cathedral and impressive castle, the medieval quarter is a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this vibrant University City.   The county's historic market towns are steeped in history and brimming with life, our vibrant coast and areas of outstanding natural beauty make Lincolnshire the perfect place for your next career move.

We are offering a competitive salary of £50,430 - £55,503, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If all this sounds like the role and place for you, then go ahead and read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Chris Sharp a call on 01522 552 610.

Applications Close on 20/10/2019 and interviews will be held 31/10/2019.

Best of luck with your application.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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