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Team Manager – Social Work

Trafford Temporary, Full Time £38 - £38 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are always recruiting for agency Social Workers and Support Workers for Social Work Teams across The North of England.

This requirement is for a Social Work Team Manager to join our client, Trafford Council within their North Locality Area Team.

Trafford Council is developing a new values led way of working, which is driven by our passionate staff and aims to help us deliver the seven priorities of our new corporate plan.

One of these priorities is children and young people and we want them to have a fair start in life. To help us achieve this priority our Children’s Social Care Service is moving forward!

As a Team Leader (Team Manager) you will be a confident and ambitious manager, contributing to our journey on restorative relational practice. We have a strong recruitment and retention record here in Trafford Children’s Social Care with fantastic workforce development opportunities for staff. If you are passionate about improving lives for children and young people and supporting staff to thrive, we have a full time Team Leader in our North Area Children’s Social Care Team

Our client expects the following from you:

At least 3 years’ experience of working in a children’s/young person’s service social care setting as a practitioner.

Experience of undertaking child protection enquiries and working with children and young people in care.

Experience of court proceedings and court craft.

Experience of multi-agency working.

Ashberry Recruitment would ask that applicants meet the following:

  • DIPSW or equivalent qualification in Social Work and will be registered with Social Work England as a qualified Social Worker.
  • Have a full driving licence and car available for work along with business insurance.
  • Have an enhanced and in date DBS certificate.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on the information available, ensuring effective relationships with other professionals.
  • Can work within and contribute to a team.
  • Possess knowledge of service needs for ethnic minority communities.
  • Have confident IT skills and be able to navigate an electronic file system.
  • Can write clear, concise, and robust reports.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and working hours when the need arises.
  • Contracts are generally full-time, but part time and flexible working hours may be considered. Contracts are normally offered over a 3-month period before rolling on for another 3 more months at a time.


With the current covid circumstances, there is home/remote/agile working available within a lot of these requirements along with suitable allocation of PPE.

Ashberry Recruitment have a team of specialist Social Work Consultants who are here to help you find your next contract and support you through your agency Social Work career.

Please contact Gavin our Senior Specialist Social Work Recruiter on 01282 525 510 or 01282 447729 should you like to discuss this vacancy or should you wish to discuss ANY other Social Work vacancies of any nature within the North of England and surrounding areas.

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