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Team Manager, Non Recent Childhood Abuse Team

P06, £48,576 - £51,567

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Social Work and Trauma Support
P06, £48,576 - £51,567
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time - 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street
£48,576 - £51,567 per annum
Salary period
28/03/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


The Team Manager of the Non Recent Childhood Abuse Team requires tremendous skill, sensitivity, creativity and personal resilience as well as commitment to a creative and strengths based approach. In many cases there is not an appropriate traditional method of support available, and the team works alongside the survivors, exploring a range of support options and solutions, tapping into resources from the community and other organisations/departments in the council.

The service objective is to deliver strength-based and Trauma-informed practice support to adults impacted by childhood abuse within Islington's children's homes during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. This incorporates working with adults who reside across the United Kingdom and who may be eligible to having their needs assessed and supported under the Care Act 2014, including safeguarding needs being met.

It is also vital to Work collaboratively with joint or multi- agencies teams and organisations to identify new partnerships as well as strengthening and reviewing existing relationships.


The Team Manager will provide direct management of the Non Recent Abuse Team in Adult Social Care. This post:

  • manages a small person-focussed team who are established and able to work autonomously
  • supports improving outcomes for adult survivors by working in partnership with colleagues in Adult Care Services, Safeguarding and Family Support, the wider council, external support providers, police and voluntary or statutory agencies who provide support to survivors
  • supports the development of policies and procedures for the survivors’ support offer

The post - holder will work with the Principal Social Worker for Adult Social Care, Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust in the Trauma Service and other statutory services nationally. The post-holder will also work in partnership with non-statutory organisations such as the Islington Survivors Network as well as charities nationwide to ensure service delivery is effective and within statutory guidelines.

The post-holder will drive practice improvement and be a strong practice leader. They will also ensure effective performance management of the service to provide improved outcomes for adults that use the service. The intention is to develop and lead the service to become a best practice example of innovative work with survivors of adverse childhood experiences, and helping to integrate Adult Social Care’s Strengths Based Approach with a Trauma Informed model of practice.

Closing date: Sunday 28th March 2021 at 23:59

Proposed interview date:  Monday 19th April 2021

For informal discussion please contact Jenefer Rees, Principal Social Worker, Adults, Tel: 02075278120, Email:




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Jenefer Rees
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Principal Social Worker, Adults
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