Team Manager – Adolescent Service

Adolescent Services brings together services for young people including those who go missing and are vulnerable to exploitation including criminal and sexual exploitation. Our teams include social work practitioners, youth workers and analysts who are focussed on achieving positive outcomes in a borough that has significant challenges including gangs and serious youth violence. We are committed to doing things differently, taking into account current research and best practice, and are looking for people who want to be part of this journey.

We are looking for experienced team managers capable of working in an operational manager role that have a particular skill with managing staff who are working with young people and have an understanding of risk factors for adolescents, in particular those in Croydon.

You’ll allocate cases, shape and influence practice, demonstrating confident analysis and decision making, ensuring practitioners receive reflective, challenging and explorative supervision to enable informed decision-making on children and young people’s cases.

Your compassion and drive will enable you to effectively engage with staff, supporting them to build relationships with children, young people and their families to create change.

Our offer to you

Grade 16 (£50,448 – £52,482)

* In addition to the annual salary there will be a welcome payment of £5,000 (paid at 6 months with a 24 month tie in) and a further £7,000 retention package (£3,500 to be paid at 12 months and £3,500 to be paid at 20 months service)

We can offer:

Relocation package up to £8,000

31 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays

Development opportunities in key areas of practice

A management learning & development programme

Laptop/Phone with agile work practices

What makes Croydon special is our people – both within the council and throughout the borough. Our diverse population has made Croydon a thriving cultural hub, it also makes it a truly unique environment in which to work and practice social work.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and Supporting statement, quoting TM – Adolescent to