Team Manager - Quality and Learning
3rd Apr, 2023
Job description

Join Wakefield’s Outstanding leadership team and make a real difference.


As a Team Manager for Learning and Quality you will be responsible for lead on internal practice improvement as well influence local delivery partners while also working on a mix of strategic and operational matters. You will drive and oversee the work of the service which includes ensuring high quality social work and targeted intervention practice that engages with children and families in persistent and non-judgemental way, setting high expectations and support and challenge all relevant staff.


Our approach is beyond partnership and collaboration, we have real connection with our partners, who are just as committed and energetic about making the necessary changes as we are. You will be a key figure and will work with senior managers and partner agencies to ensure effective delivery of a range of integrated services.


Essential requirement of the role


  • Professional social work qualification and registration with professional body.

  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams and an ability to influence others and lead change by providing assurance and inspiring confidence.

  • Strong business planning and management skills, including responsibility of ensuring quality of practice and service delivery across the operational area is not only sustained but continually improved.

  • To contribute to the training and development of Wakefield Council Children and Young People’s workforce.

  • Support the Head of Safeguarding, Learning and Quality and others to assure the impact of interventions, and through a rigorous Quality Assurance programme.


In return for you bringing your passion, expertise and drive, we offer:


  • A place on a permanent, dynamic, supportive and committed leadership team who welcome innovation.

  • Flexible working

  • Regular, reflective supervision to support your practice and professional development

  • Comprehensive training, including professional development and courses to support your wellbeing e.g. resilience and managing stress

  • Minimum of 30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays rising to 33 (subject to length of service)

  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more. 


More Information


For further information on this role, please contact Jenny Smith, Head of Service [email protected]

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