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Assistant Service Manager - Adults Social Care

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

The Role

“Delivering the best for residents” is our vision for change in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils in South West London. An Assistant Service Manager is required to promote wellbeing and supporting residents to remain active in their communities and to retain their independence for as long as possible. 

  • Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting opportunity to progress your career?
  • Do you thrive working as part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary health and social care team?

We are looking for an Assistant Service Manager who will share our values and vision for integrating health and social care and discharge to assess for Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team (RRRT) and we are also looking for an Assistant Service Manager who will share our values and vision for integrating health and social care and discharge to assess in Wandsworth (St George’s Hospital Team).

We are committed to positive outcomes, ensuring that our residents receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The Assistant Service Manager role will appeal to someone seeking to enhance their current skills and experience, leading our successful teams to maintain their high-ranking positions within London boroughs for minimal social care delays on discharge from hospital. You will oversee the effective management of hospital discharges from acute and non-acute settings and have strong collaborative links with our Health and community partners.

Our work involves responding to a change in circumstances or crisis, so the ability to think quickly, act calmly and work creatively is required. The successful candidate will also have experience of managing risk, competing demands and the ability to assist with managing budgets.

We are looking for:

  • An innovative and dynamic social care manager with experience of managing people team of up to 15 staff
  • Strong supportive leadership with excellent communication and IT skills
  • The ability to embrace change, whilst maintaining quality practice and performance
  • The skills to build and maintain positive relationships with Health partners and organisations
  • A commitment to delivering a strengths-based service in line with the Department’s vision for change
  • An ability to embed statutory functions under the Care Act 2014 and in accordance with the Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults

Please Note, These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and the successful candidates will need to be registered with Social Work England.

We can offer you:

  • An open and supportive management structure
  • Training opportunities to develop your career
  • Supportive regular supervision
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

For any further information on the Assistant Service Manager post located in Wandsworth please email Charlotte Appleton at Charlotte.Appleton@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

For any further information on the Assistant Service Manager post located in Richmond please email Angela Kelly at Angela.Kelly@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 16th September 2020

Shortlisting Date: 17th September 2020

Interview Date: W/C 28th September 2020

The selection process will include a presentation and interview.

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.

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).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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