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Team Manager (Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People Teams)

Job Introduction

Children’s Social Care Team Managers

We are looking for experienced Team Managers from within Children Social Care or aspiring senior Social Workers, with management and supervisory experience, to join our Children’s Social Work Teams and help us achieve our vision for all our children, young people and families in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council. 

You will need to be a registered social worker with Social Work England and have significant post qualifying experience working with children and families in the statutory sector.

Across our Children’s Service Directorate, we have adopted a systemic approach to practice – ensuring children and their voices are at the heart of everything we do. You will ensure this approach is embedded as a core ethos within your teams. You will be able to build effective relationships, demonstrate strong assessment and analytical skills and work effectively as part of a management team.

If you have a passion and desire for a particular area of social work, talk to us, we have vacancies across the service within specialist teams of Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People. 

What we can offer you:

  • Full induction , with a very supportive Practice Fundamentals offer
  • Clear career progression pathway and excellent learning opportunities
  • Manageable and diverse caseloads
  • Regular Supervision
  • 24 days annual leave (pro rata, for those without continuous service), plus bank holidays
  • Competitive salary with access to local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements in our newly refurbished Civic Offices with Local Offices near to where you need to work
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation Scheme
  • Staff network groups

BCP as a place to work and live:

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) is brimming with prospects, positivity and pride. We are the tenth-largest urban local authority in England and our communities are vibrant and diverse, with an outstanding quality of life. We are a globally recognised coastline of opportunity, with over 15 miles of beautiful, world renowned coastline, and have been awarded 21 Blue Flag or seaside awards. The area has excellent transport links with great rail and road connections nationally and to London and international flights from Bournemouth Airport.

We are bold, confident, and proud of our organisation, our area and our future. We recognise that our people are the most important asset and by working for us you can play your part in making a difference to the lives and experiences of our children and young people.

If you think you this could be your next step and you are a registered social worker, we want you to join our team.

For an informal discussion about any of the roles above, please contact: 

Nigel Burton, Service Manager Care Experienced Young People and Children in Care at

or check out our academy website for more details BCP Partnership Academy

Please submit your CV if you are interested in Team Manager role.

We are currently looking for candidates who have full permission to work in the UK. To find out more about BCP Children’s Services and our offer to you please see our new BCP website  Children's social care ( 

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024.


BCP Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Job Description or Role Profile for more details.


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