Team Manager - Children in Care
North East Lincolnshire
16th Apr, 2023
Job description

What we can do for children today, to keep them safe in their families

At North East Lincolnshire Council, we have a unique ability to provide the ultimate work life balance for our employees. Situated within the award-winning costal area of Cleethorpes and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, North East Lincolnshire Council provide the perfect location for you to Live, Work & Play.


About Our Offer

Our commitment to you is;

  • A team with strong relationships, that is friendly and supportive

  • Good relationships with and support from other services, agencies and external partners, working together for the good benefit of the children

  • A Leadership Team that has committed to drive the transformation journey of the service and who care about the job you do and the families you support

  • An ethos to reduce the demand for Social Work intervention by strengthening our early intervention input

  • Award-winning Practice Framework

  • A strong and varied learning and professional development programme

  • Excellent links with local Universities with access to research and resources

  • Flexible working options to help your life/work balance

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including car parking scheme, car lease scheme and payment of SWE fees

  • Offices with a seafront location

  • A beautiful part of the country with a low cost of living


About You

  • If you have the ambition, we have the commitment and resources to help you achieve it.

  • We are a small team and it is essential that we get the right person for this role, so although relevant experience and qualifications are a given, the right attitude is a must


About Your Role & Team

North East Lincolnshire currently has opportunities for experienced Team Managers, working within our dedicated Children’s Services Team.

The Children in Care Team cover the whole of North East Lincolnshire and mainly work with children who have been made subject to a Full Care Order. They also work alongside young people who are no longer in our care.  We work closely with the Court and Protection Teams; Residential Services; Children with Disabilities and the Fostering Service, to ensure our children can achieve their best potential, and the right permanence, so they can enjoy their childhoods. We progress and review their plans regularly, to ensure that long term care continues to be the right pathway.



The Children in Care Team are allocated a variety of children and young people and work with partnership agencies such as health, schools, IRO’s and SEND and courts to ensure that our children receive the highest level of care to achieve their best outcomes. 


In addition to generous salary packages there are many benefits to working for North East Lincolnshire Children’s Services.

We acknowledge that people need to balance their work commitments with home life and that finding the balance can be difficult at times. We have several policies that

enhance the work-life relationship including:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Family leave policy

  • Hybrid working

  • Option to buy extra annual leave


Here are some of the main benefits to help you save money, get fit, or support your financial wellbeing;

  • Salary sacrifice scheme - saves tax and national insurance by exchanging part of your gross salary for non-cash benefits such as extra holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, and Tusker cars (beneficial rate car lease)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Credit Union

  • Discounts such as mobile phones, computers, and many other products and services

  • Car parking permits

  • Humber Bridge toll payments


 If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.

  • You hold a fully accredited DipSW/Social Work degree (equivalent to Level 6 NQF), are registered with Social Work England and ideally have a Practice Teacher Award

  • You have a minimum of 4 years post-qualification experience in Children’s Social Care

  • Exemplary experience of complex case management including purposeful evidence-based interventions, analytical assessments and the highest quality of written work


This is a very exciting time to joining Children’s Services in North East Lincolnshire. Please check out the rest of the website for more information about who we are, our vision and what it is like to be part of our team.

To find out more about the opportunities we have within the Children in Care Team, contact

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