The role

 Southwark Children’s Services are recruiting a 16+ Team Manager to lead the 16+  service on our continuing improvement journey. 

This is an amazing opportunity for an amazing and passionate person to work with our children and young people.
You are committed to working in partnership with our children and young people and determined to deliver the services they deserve together.
This is an exciting role that requires a leader with ambition, creativity and proven experience leading a Team in Children’s Services.
You will lead and manage a team in a sector leading co-designed 16+ Service – working with children, young people, staff and stakeholders.
There has been significant investment in this service with DFE innovation funding, work with Catch22, a developing Corporate Parenting agenda across the Council and the recent appointment of new integrated specialist posts, additional Personal Advisers and Social Workers.
You will lead and manage a team of 3 social Workers, an Experienced Practitioner and 2 Personal advisers.
You must understand the importance of using data to manage performance - knowing that data and performance tell us about children's experiences, wellbeing and journeys.
You must equally understand that the quality of the written work and relationships with children, families and partners is of the utmost importance.
Please read OFSTED’s letter following our recent inspection (published November 13 2020 ) to see what OFSTED found about our services to care Leavers.


Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria.   The Personal Specification can be found at the bottom of this page under attachments. 

Additional salary details

This post requires an enhanced DBS check.

Benefits Page

Recruitment timetable


Closing date:  Sunday 18 April  2021

Interview & Assessment date:  To be confirmed



COVID-19 - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.