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Team Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Fixed Term: until February 2024

Would you like to be part of an Outstanding Service, leading a team of passionate and dedicated Personal Advisors?

Do you have what it takes to build positive and beneficial relationships with young individuals?

Would you like to improve the outcomes for care experienced young people?

Would you like to support young people to build bright and stable futures for themselves?

Would you like to spend every day at work knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of young people?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

The 18+ Care Leavers Service has a fixed term vacancy for a Team Manager to join the service operating from the Worrall House office location at West Malling. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic, forward thinking Service which Ofsted rated “Outstanding” in its’ delivery of services to care experienced 18plus care leavers.

The post provides an opportunity to lead and manage a team of dedicated Personal Advisers (approximately 7) supported by an experienced Senior Personal Adviser in the delivery of an Outstanding leaving care service. The post will also be supported by two Service Managers and two Heads of Service. The successful candidate will provide support, direction, good management oversight and regular supervision, you will play a key role in delivering and improving the services to our Care Leavers, championing our commitment to the principles of corporate parenting.

As part of our management team you’ll be a vital link between Personal Advisers and those who make strategic decisions about Children’s Services, and your input will ensure that resources are utilised effectively.

In return, you’ll enjoy an attractive benefits package (including an annual retention package of £3000), a competitive salary and tailored professional development opportunities and regular supervision with nurturing leadership.

Leading a close-knit team, you’ll be instrumental in promoting the principles of corporate parenting, delivering and improving services for children and young people. Allocating resources and workload, and managing the team budget, you’ll ensure the provision of cost-effective services. Your day-to-day support and high-quality caseload supervision will ensure your team can meet the complex and changing demands of the service, in its mission to help care experienced young adults in their transitions to help them develop into successful and resilient young adults.


About you

With your social work degree (CQSW, DipSW or equivalent) you must have a professional registration with Social Work England and have extensive post-qualification experience. This experience should include supervision, budget management, and joint working with partners in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. You should be confident in your ability to lead and develop a team. And, with an in-depth understanding of safeguarding procedures, legislative frameworks and social work theories relating to child services, you’ll have the expertise needed to contribute to practice and policy development.

In return, we offer an attractive benefits package, a competitive salary and a range of professional development opportunities.


About us

At the “18+ Care Leavers Service” we want the best for the young adults of Kent, and this can only be delivered as a team effort with everyone playing their part. The service has continued to expand taking a multi-disciplinary approach to support Personal Advisors to meet the needs of young adults.

The service is currently split over two bases, one at Worrall House, West Malling and one at Thistley Hill in Dover. With a strong commitment to the ideas of corporate parenting the service is looking for like-minded creative Teams Manager to join the service and help us to consistently improve the outcomes and opportunities for our care leavers agreed 18 to 25 years old.


Employee Benefits:

  • A starting salary of £47,435 with performance related pay increases
  • Option to enrol in the Local Government Pension scheme, with KCC contributions totalling 21.3%
  • 28 days paid annual leave per year + bank holidays + a concessionary day
  • Staff discounts on a range of leisure products and services through our Kent Rewards programme
  • Access to a range of KCC staff groups providing support and development opportunities to staff across our diverse workforce
  • Access to a wide range of training opportunities via our Delta platform
  • On the job training and support and regular supervision with your line manager


This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.


Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Rachel Calver - 03000 411874 or email at 

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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