Team Manager Adult Social Care - Basildon

Essex County Council
14 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Job Type

2 x Team Manager - Adult Social Care


Starting Salary GBP46,000


Full Time, 37 hours

We are transforming how we deliver adult social care across the county to help adults in Essex live the life they want - now and in the future. In line with the Care Act, we are focusing our emphasis on the importance of prevention and early intervention. This is a huge opportunity to make a real impact on the people of Essex - and that's where you come in.

We are seeking committed and passionate leaders to join us and help us deliver our ambitious vision.

The opportunity

Leading a large social care team, this is an exciting opportunity to make sure we are delivering a high quality social care service with positive outcomes that enables adults to live healthily and independently. You will be accountable for individual performance, quality assurance, resources and budgets, as well as developing a training and tactical delivery plan for your team. Part of your role will also be dedicated to working with a Service Manager to contribute to our future strategy and making sure we have a service in place which adapts responsively to change. You will establish and develop effective approaches to integrated working with partners, the local community and the voluntary sector to achieve successful outcomes for service users. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape a ground-breaking approach to adult social care, improve the quality of delivery and achieve positive change for everyone in this important area.

About you

You are a professional Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse with extensive experience, you have a proven ability to focus on results, develop innovative solutions and build strong working relationships with partners. A strong, inspirational leader, you'll be able to show us where you've brought a motivated team together to deliver local objectives at the highest standards. We would also like to see your experience of working within a complex environment and leading cultural and organisational change to best practice. You will also have a deep understanding of working in an extremely challenging financial sector.

About us

At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 7,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success. That's why we're supporting our Social Workers by giving them access to the right tools, equipment and resources as well as the supervision, training and learning opportunities they need to help us look after the most vulnerable adults in our care.

Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Diploma / Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent or Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc. O.T. or other professional qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • HCPC registered
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience of managing others
  • Experience of working on large scale projects that support change
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage your own time
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and that you are passionate and driven to support your own continuing personal development (CPD) and that of others
  • Ability to engage and influence others within multiple agencies
  • Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential

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We offer a fantastic package of benefits, including generous holiday entitlement, a local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, discounted shopping and a whole host of other rewards. You can find out more here:

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

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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