Deputy Team Manager
Salary range: GBP41,025 - GBP43,815 p.a. inc.Contract: PermanentHours of work: 36 hours per weekLocation: Civic Centre and other locations from time to timeMaking a Difference Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.The PostYou will be responsible for the day to day management and supervision of front line staff, both qualified and unqualified. You will support staff to develop creative support plans which is outcome focused and integrate positive risk taking.You will need to be passionate about serving our customers, have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve.You will work in partnership with the management team to deliver on national and local performance framework.The PersonIdeally for the position in Support Planning Team, you will have substantive substantial experience of working with adults who have a range of disabilities and understand the statutory frameworksIdeally you will have experience in working with complex, multi-disciplinary cases involving mental health, voluntary organisations, forensic and NHS/CCG partners.You will have a proven track record of supervising social care staff within a statutory setting.We are looking for someone who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service.Are you a Qualified Social Worker with substantial experience in managing staff? If so, we welcome your application!Closing Date: 14 July 2017 (23:59)Assessment & Interview Date: 28 July 2017Additional InformationBrent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.All successful applicants will be required to apply for a 'Enhanced and Barred (Adults)' DBS Disclosure.Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.