Team Leader – Family Placement Service

Isle of Man Government
Isle of Man
£40,000 - £49,999
13 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Team Leader – Family Placement Service

Department of Health & Social Care
Noble's Hospital - Isle of Man

£41,507 - £48,479 Per Annum

DOH& - 007623

About the role

The Children and Families Division are seeking a Team Leader to lead and motivate a team of Social Workers in the fostering and adoption activities of the service. The Team Leader will quality assure work undertaken by Social Workers and professionally supervise all aspects of the role.

You will have a degree or diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years' post-qualifying experience working in a family placement team or statutory children's service. An ability to apply critical reflection is essential, together with excellent communication skills and a drive to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing, professionally supervising and appraising the Supervising Social Workers within the Family Placement Service in line with the Department and PSC policies and procedures. Analysing and utilising performance management data to best effect within this responsibility.
  • Taking a lead role in managing fostering placement referrals, working with the Team to ensure appropriate matching processes are adhered to whether for emergency, short term or long term placements.
  • Embedding excellent safeguarding practices within the Service and in ensuring that the children remain at the heart of what the Service does.
  • Support the Manager in ensuring all legal and minimum standards are met and that the Service is ‘inspection ready'.

Relocation Information

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the Isle of Man please visit our website.

This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3,000 which will be payable in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

All about the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a special place to live and work!

Those living on the Island, benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, open space, a safe environment, great education and a real sense of community. There are numerous events, clubs and societies in almost everything you can imagine. Isle of Man residents benefit from lower tax rates than a lot of countries in the EU and a simpler, more efficient system of calculation.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle, visit our website.

How to apply

Please note a police check, a full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle are essential requirements for this post.

If you would like some more information on this post, you can contact Emma Barlow on 01624 687345 and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

To apply for this role online please click the 'apply' button.