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INTERNAL ONLY - Practice Manager ( Preventative Services)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/07/2018 23:59
£35,229 - £38,052
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Family & Young Persons Support/Engagement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Patchway Community Hub
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

There is a career development opportunity for an experienced worker to cover a maternity leave for up to one year. The role is full time, not suitable for job share and open to South Gloucestershire staff only.

Key roles: To supervise a team of senior workers and engagement workers in the North Family, Young People Support Team (FYPS) with a specific focus on supporting staff to manage caseloads, including the stepping up and stepping down of cases to social care. FYPS supports whole family working and aims to work with families to enable them to identify and respond to the challenges they face by providing practical solutions and the Practice Manager has a key role in the professional development of staff, ensuring the safety of children, young people and families and managing Quality Assurance.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• A degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline related to the provision of services to children and young people.

• Significant post qualification experience in a children’s services setting that must include experience of staff supervision, as relevant to the job role e.g. experience of working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

• Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children, young people and families’ services.

• Effective team supervision skills, including ensuring that the team complies with guidance and relevant codes of practice.

• Experience of performance management of individual and team to ensure agreed outcomes are met.

• Detailed understanding of successful strategies to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

• High level skills in relationship building to deal effectively with service users, staff and partner agencies.

• Budget management and monitoring skills.

• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• Experience of working within a Local Authority setting.

Additional Information

Should you wish to express an interest in this role please complete the expression of interest form detailing how you meet the criteria for this position, how you feel you can make it a success (submitted on no more than 2 sides) to be returned to me by end of day 18/07/2018 Interviews will be held on the 24th July 2018

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin Sweeney on 01454 863341

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

As a manager you will be expected to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate your staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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