Hull City Council

Hull, East Yorkshire


This post is Full Time for 37 Hours per week and does involve some flexible working as there will be a requirement for some evening and weekend work

“Social workers are rightly very proud of their work with families” – Ofsted July 2022

At Hull City Council we are committed to our children and young people and we are passionate about how we deliver services to them. That’s why we are developing a nurturing a culture that puts our children and young people at the heart of everything we do – by empowering our workforce to work together to find solutions, to be open, honest, and respectful, to take responsibility and listen and learn from others.  

If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you. Hull is a changing local authority and it’s a fantastic time to join us and be a key player in supporting our journey. 

Hull Children’s Young People and Family Services have 1 post for an Emergency Duty Team; Team Manager within our Integrated Front Door Service which is primarily based in our EHASH team at Kenworthy House; co-located with partners from other agencies. You will also spend time with the Emergency Duty Team which is currently working from Bellfield House in the East of the City. Hybrid working is available. 

In July 2022 following a monitoring visit of our front door arrangements, Ofsted said:  

  • Children and families in Hull now benefit from effective front door services
  • Social workers have open and honest communication with parents which is a real strength.
  • Children and families benefit from timely and evaluative assessments of need by child-centred social workers.
  • Frequent and thorough management oversight is provided to social workers, appropriately informing the next steps.
  • Social workers report that their caseloads are manageable and that they have the time to complete their work and see children frequently.
  • Senior leaders know their service very well.
  • Staff are well supported by highly visible and approachable senior leaders and managers. They feel invested in and valued.
  • Staff experience regular supervision and much-improved management support which offers them reflection and clear direction.
  • Staff morale is high, and they are very positive about the progress the local authority is making. 

To read the report in full please see attached document.

The service was extremely happy to receive such a positive report, and this provides exciting opportunities for committed, motivated and outstanding individuals who want to join our Emergency Duty Team and help us deliver excellent, high-quality innovative services.  You will have good knowledge and understanding of children’s safeguarding work so that you can provide clear management oversight and effective decision making in order to meet our children’s needs in a timely way, ensuring that the best outcomes are achieved.  Performance management is essential, and you will need to demonstrate clear strategies to ensure progress is made in all areas. An ability to challenge effectively and support the workforce enabling them to deliver excellent practice whilst prioritising competing demands is essential. You will also need to manage and coordinate work activities in line with the service priorities, along with developing effective partnership arrangements with all appropriate stakeholders, always with the children and family’s needs at the heart of your work. 

It is really important to us that Hull is a great place to be a child and grow up; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy, safe and productive lives and a place where young people will want to live and work in the future. 

You’ll need a degree or diploma in Social Work, full Social Work England registration and experience in working in children’s safeguarding, with a proven ability to work in partnership with children, young people, parents, carers, and partners.

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role or are ready to take the next step in their social work career.

Why it's great to work for Hull City Council:

  • A competitive salary of up to £48,587 per annum
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme(LGPS)
  • Up to 30 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year, and three additional days off, one in May/August and one during the Christmas/New year period
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods
  • A generous relocation package available
  • Supportive and forward-thinking culture
  • Great career development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

Please click below to view the benefits of working for Hull City Council.  

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Knight (EHASH) on 01482 616949 or Nicola Lynn Head of Service 07867301391

Please ensure that you complete and submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

We are committed to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workforce to represent the people we serve and build an environment in which everyone can feel like they belong. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We reserve the right to amend the dates associated with this advert, which may include closing the advert early where required.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment to the above post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced & Childrens Barring List Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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