Deputy Team Manager

38289.00 - 44643.00 GBP Annual + (inclusive of Choices Flexible Benefit of 2,277 pa)
21 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Job Type

Deputy Team Manager

Management Grouping: Adult Social Care & Health

Team: Preparing for Adulthood Team

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: GBP38,289 - GBP44,643 (inclusive of Choices Flexible Benefit of GBP2,277 pa)

Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week.

Job reference: ASCH000066

We are currently seeking a qualified social worker who is looking for a challenging management role to lead and direct a team of social workers in assessing the needs of young people/adults with complex needs.

You will be responsible to the service Manager for the day to day performance of the team. You will lead and direct a team of social workers; supporting the service manager in developing new ways of working and ensuring that workload is prioritised appropriately. You will also need a flexible approach and must be able to lead through a period of intense change.

At the London Borough of Bexley we are committed to embracing change and innovation where we offer staff:

  • Exciting opportunities to be innovative and be part of the design and delivery of improvements for service delivery, improving partnership working with health, education and children's social care are committed to ensuring that the voice, hopes and aspirations of the child is central to any planning and provision.
  • Good workforce development with clear career pathways across a range of roles for qualified and unqualified social care staff. Innovative learning and development of staff.
  • Regular opportunities to meet with the Corporate Management Team and the Chief Executive, Gill Stewart, where the drivers for change are informed by a 'ground upwards' ethos where the workforce are instrumental to shaping change and improvements.
  • A commitment to Health and Social Care Integration to provide a comprehensive service for residents. We are currently planning a joint service with co-location and centralised management of integrated services.

Joining Bexley now will give you the opportunity to contribute to the shaping and delivery of integrated services.


The successful candidate will be a qualified and HCPC registered social worker together with:

  • Management experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation (Adults/Children/Education)
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strengths based approach
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • An Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service

What we offer:

  • Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of GBP2,277 per annum
  • Relocation Package up to GBP8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years' service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme - Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Preparing for Adulthood team works with young people/adults from age 14 to 25, working in partnership with parents and a range of other professionals, to help them to transition from children to adult services.

Our team is currently undergoing a period of change. You will be expected to play a major part in driving changes forward.

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 01/10/2017

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.