Principal Manager (CIN) – Halton

Principal Manager (CIN) - Halton

Posted 4 weeks ago


Principal Manager – Halton
Children in Need (CIN)
Rate: up to £50.84 per hour
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
This is a qualified role requiring you to be SWE registered and have relevant experience within children’s services.
If you’re a current Social Work Manager and ready for a new challenge we would love to hear from you!
Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of children? Are you looking for somewhere where you can make as much of a difference to the life chances of children and young people as possible? A place where you are always looking forward? Where there’s a big focus on continuous learning and career progression?
Our Principal Managers play a key leadership role, overseeing and managing the provision of our dynamic Children’s teams, you will supervise two Practice Leads who will each supervise five social workers. We expect candidates to have a deep understanding of social work and a strong commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Halton.
We have a strong vision for social work practice in Halton and we are currently embedding a relationship based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We’re on a journey for excellence and we’ve made it our mission to ensure that children and young people get the best service from us, so they are able to thrive and achieve.

  • Supervise and manage staff and resources within the team to ensure the delivery of a high quality service, according to the philosophy, targets and objectives for the service.
  • Ensure Practice Managers prioritise and allocate work within the team appropriate to maintain service provision and to meet the demand arising within Children’s Services.
  • Lead, direct and motivate the team by ensuring the provision of support and supervision for all
  • team members on a regular and frequent basis and in line with the supervision policy.
  • Ensure that documentation, record keeping, accounting and communication is maintained within the team
  • Ensure that services are targeted, developed and delivered within policy and legal obligations.
  • Act as the named manager in authorising casework decisions e.g. signing off of court applications, court statements, care plans and plans to return children home.  To act as the named manager as directed by the Divisional Manager.  To be accountable to the Divisional Manager for all elements of individual cases within the teams workload in accordance with policy and procedures
  • To be accountable to the Divisional Manager for staff care and development of team members in accordance with policy and procedures in accordance with human resource procedures.
  • To be accountable to the Divisional Manager for the development and delivery of effective communication within the service area, the identification of resource shortages and contribute to the strategic planning and development of services
  • Be responsible for the health and safety of staff and individuals, and the safety of equipment and operations within the team, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Plan, monitor and review expenditure and financial commitment against the budget to ensure services are provided within cost limits
  • Develop and maintain effective partnership working across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors so that appropriate resources may be identified and mobilised for the benefit of individuals.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you.

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Joe Thomas-Samuels on 07860876427 or for more information.