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Assistant Service Manager (Access)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

“Delivering the best for residents”.....our vision for change in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth. Above all, it is about promoting people’s wellbeing and supporting residents to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible.

This great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Care Manager to join our fast pace, dynamic and evolving multi-disciplinary Access team based in Richmond.

We have embarked on an ambitious transformation programme to redesign our front door and transform our practice to achieve our goal, which will change the way our Access team will operate in the future. Our vision for the front door is a vibrant service model where staff spend most of their time in the community having quality conversations and developing local connections to create the best opportunities for supporting residents to stay independent.

Could you be that person to transform, improve and deliver the best to our residents to help lead this change?

The successful candidate will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that the service promotes independence and strengths in line with the Richmond and Wandsworth's values and behaviours.

The successful candidate needs to be a registered social care professional, who has:

- Experience managing people, allocating work and managing performance

- Good report writing skills, IT skills and is able to manage various work streams, within specific time scales.

- Is able to ensure the team undertakes its statutory functions under the Care Act 2014 and in accordance with the Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults

- Has a commitment towards strength-based outcomes and working in a multi-disciplinary way with other health professionals and voluntary sector organisations.

- Has a keen interest in change and leading change.

- Can build good relationships with other professional bodies and community organisations.

What we can offer you?....a wide range of benefits which include:

- Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff

- Excellent training and support with continuing professional development

- Flexible working

- Staff benefit scheme/staff discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments

- 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays

- Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme

- New technology scheme

- Interest free loans on annual travel cards

Please Note: The selection process will include a presentation and interview and this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarah.Magowan, Interim Service Manager on 020 8871 8862 or by email Sarah.Magowan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply online' button at the bottom of the page. 

If you have any issues with the online service, please email: recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline 

Closing Date: 2nd August 2020

Shortlisting Date: w/c 3rd August 2020

Interview Date: w/c 10 August 2020

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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