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Service Manager Duty Assessment Team

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Northamptonshire Children's Trust
£50,795 - £62,474
One Angel Square - Northampton
Closing date:
30 September 2021 at midnight
Children’s Services
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
Duty & Assessment Team – Service Manager
£50,795 - £62,474 Full Time – Permanent

Service Manager – Duty and Assessment, Children’s Services.
We have a fantastic career opportunity for an experienced Service Manager to join our team here at Northamptonshire Children’s Trust. This is an exciting time to be joining us, as we are in a period of significant transformation, now delivering services as a Trust for two unitary authorities across the county.

The Children’s Trust allows for a single focus on improving the outcomes of children and young people in Northamptonshire and will aim to develop a working culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish, aiming to deliver at the cutting edge of new innovation.

We have a range of amazing career opportunities in Northampton for experienced social workers who will contribute creatively to the development of this evolving service.

Our service and your role

Duty and assessment is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people in Northamptonshire. Our professionals provide a range of services that have contact with children, young people, their families and carers. We collaborate to ensure immediate and prompt responses and combine our knowledge and expertise, to keep children and young people in Northamptonshire safe from harm.

With a rotating duty element, the team works at pace, completing robust short-term quality assessments of need, ensuring the right service provision is in place. Skilled social workers in these teams are friendly and confident professionals, who are able to work collaboratively to very tight deadlines, and ensure the child’s voice is evident throughout.

There are 6 teams within DAAT, each team consists of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner (who holds complex cases and supports up to 6 Social Workers / Senior Social Workers) and a Newly Qualified Social Worker within their team.

We collaborate with other professionals to ensure immediate and prompt responses. Their combined knowledge and expertise keep children and young people in Northamptonshire safe from harm. We are supporting excellence in Social Work practice, with a signs of safety based approach, and clear personal development opportunities for the right candidates.

The Person

It will be important to you to make a personal contribution towards improving our service. You will be a qualified social worker, registered with the SWE with extensive post-qualifying experience of statutory social care practice and management and ideally experience of Duty and Assessment or First Response Services.

You will have a sound understanding and ability in relation to effective management practices, particularly as they relate to service planning and performance management and development of services and staff. Driving Licence essential.
What We Offer

• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Flexible working patterns and flexi-time
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rises with length of service) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised local authority pension scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Program

For an informal discussion about the role please contact :-

Alby Luguterah – Strategic Manager at

Internal candidates - to apply please send us a copy of your CV and expression of interest form to
Closing date for applications is midday Tuesday 30th September 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Enhanced DBS clearance and SWE registration required. Duty and Assessment teams are based at One Angel Square and Criminal Justice Center and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.


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