Parker Rose Group is looking for a Team Manager (Family Safeguarding Team) within Worthing, West Sussex.

You will lead a team of professionals, with indirect responsibility for others within assigned groups. Your team will consist of specialists and support staff, ensuring the delivery of efficient and effective services to children and families.

Key Skills

Ability to make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact. The ability to provide comprehensive professional advice and support within the service specialism, including tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence the actions of others and communicate information which may be complex and contentious. This will include the ability to develop effective long-term relationships both with other teams across WSCC and external partners enabling the achievement of high-quality outcomes.

Effective people and performance management skills and the ability to provide direction and motivate and inspire the team to deliver quality professional practice.

You will use data to identify and address performance challenges, manage throughput of work, and manage team performance. The ability to use supervision, appraisal and data to have reflective and crucial conversations with staff to identify performance and improve practice.

Able to manage self, is self-aware and understands impact of work on self and others and responds constructively to situations. Understands the need for emotional intelligence/resilience, specifically in relation to risk, ensuring that there is a positive balance between perceived risk and protection from harm where necessary. Ability to respond calmly and appropriately to situations where others are in a stressful or anxious situation.

Able to reflect on practice and learn from experience and feedback, taking responsibility for own performance and being proactive in relation to own work and professional development. Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions within the required framework. Further to that the ability to interpret and manage political influences on social work practice and to work with peers and managers to address potential impacts


A recognised Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, Post Graduate Certificate in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent as recognised by the relevant professional body.

A recognised post-qualifying award in Social Work or demonstrable evidence of continuous professional development at a similar level.

Registration with the relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration with that body.

Demonstrable experience of delivering or co-ordinating a quality customer-focused service to others.

Experience in dealing with significant issues, for example management of complex child protection matters, staff under performance, managing resources to address team performance priorities through allocation of limited resources.

Experience of managing/leading staff.

Expert relevant experience in specialist area, including sound relevant operational experience in social work, ideally working as a senior practitioner or small team leader/supervisor.

Experience of managing a small budget and/or contributing to financially related decisions on larger spends, how cost-effective decisions are made and operating within the financial constraints.

Experience of supporting initiatives in a political environment.

Demonstrable knowledge of how to improve practice and performance in a supportive, positive way

Valid, full driving licence.


Working with Parker Rose Group offers you a number of benefits including:

Your own dedicated specialist consultant

Access to the widest variety of jobs across 150 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK

Free DBS and compliance service

Refer a Friend Scheme – £300!

Access to training with Mark Hatter Associates

If you are interested in this vacancy and wish to apply, please follow the application instructions stated on the website or contact Rahim at Parker Rose Group at

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