Team Manager (Practice Development)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Up to £52,176 annum (inclusive of market premia)
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 31/05/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CSC015RJ

Medway has taken positive steps on our improvement journey by remodelling and realigning services across Children’s Social Care that enable us to meet our key priorities and ensure we better meet the needs of vulnerable children in Medway.

A new role of Team Manager (Practice Development) has been created within the Targeted Help section of the Early Help Service.

A key focus of your role will be embedding best practice through the provision of supervision, observed practice, and training and development across a multi disciplinary staff team in Early Help.  You will be jointly responsible for the delivery of relevant parenting programmes across Medway and contributing to driving forward the Council’s parenting strategy, as well as ensuring consistent threshold application and decision making in the Early Help hub within the Single Point of Access (SPA)

As a Team Manager you will lead a team of social workers, working alongside other social work colleagues and partners.

You will have significant social work experience, be able to evidence good leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering good outcomes for children, young people and their families.

You will hold a degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England. You will also be able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children in a non statutory setting and ideally have experience of working with ‘Signs of Safety’ or a similar strengths and relationships based practice framework.

In return for your commitment, Medway is proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum
  • Career progression scheme to support your continuous professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car following completion of probationary period
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Access to a comprehensive training programme


To view the full range of benefits please visit our staff benefits page by clicking here

For an informal discussion please contact Stephanie Ponter on 01634 331746.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and successful candidates invited to interview.

Closing Date for applications is 31st May 2020.

Important Information:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or view online.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.   

How to apply

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.