Service Area Manager - Hospital Teams
We have rare and exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their management skill set in the role of Service Area Manager supporting our busy acute Hospitals in Lincolnshire and bordering counties, as well as supporting our Customer Service Centre and Community Wellbeing service.
Are you an ambitious, hardworking individual who thrives on challenges? Do you have the ability to see things that need changing and take action to make those changes happen? If you are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional service to the communities of Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.
YOU MUST HOLD A PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK, NURSE, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST QUALIFICATION.
REGISTRATION WITH SOCIAL WORK ENGLAND OR NMC MUST BE MAINTAINED AND RENEWED APPROPRIATELY.
As an experienced leader you will provide strategic vision and be able to inspire, motivate and promote excellence within our acute hospital based teams. You will champion the principles of Social Work and be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, personalisation, challenge oppression and discrimination, and empower people to live well.
About the Role
As the Service Area Manager you will ensure timely integrated discharge pathways are maintained and improved. You will need considerable experience of working in Adult Social Care and a hospital environment. The ability to negotiate and appropriately challenge at a senior level; together with good interpersonal and communication skills is essential.
The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and of the Delayed Transfer of Care (DTOC) process. Working collaboratively with our system partners you will support the flow of service users through the acute hospitals and ensure Better Care Fund (BCF) targets are achieved.
As the Service Area Manager you must be flexible, adaptable and able to work autonomously in pressured environments. You will have the ability to manage and prioritise conflicting demands from multiple systems and be politically aware. You will have excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Although the role is based at Lincoln the successful person will be required to travel county wide to support all hospitals within their responsibility.
About the Team
Lincolnshire Adult Care is in the business of people. People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and what they want to change. Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve and support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives.
Our involvements are about making a difference to people's lives by listening, empowering, understanding and working together to help people be active participants in their support.
Like all Local Authorities, we face challenges, but we are really proud that we've still continued to provide high quality services to the people of Lincolnshire. We continue to strive for more creative ways of improving services and relationships with other partners, such as the NHS and care providers.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to the principles of choice, independence and personalisation. The successful candidate will be committed to taking on the challenges and opportunities created by the Care Act to support people to have increased choice and control in the way they organise their social care support. You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative and strengths based solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.
If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of wellbeing and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.
Our offer to you - Our people are our most valuable asset
Our Adult Care Teams are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives. Our staff receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting qualified professionals access additional qualification.
- A competitive salary
- Protected CPD time
- Flexible working policies
- Career progression opportunities
- An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more
- Payment of your annual Social Work England (HCPC) registration
- ASYE programme for newly qualified Social Workers
- Defined benefit pension Scheme
- Comprehensive learning & development opportunities
- Car loan and lease scheme
- Career development pathway
- Paid mileage
- Pool car scheme available
- Comprehensive staff discount scheme
Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow
One of the main reasons for joining Lincolnshire County Council is…well, Lincolnshire. With great schools, beautiful surroundings and affordable housing, this could be your ideal next move. From the big open spaces Lincolnshire is known for, including the famous Lincolnshire Wolds and 50 miles of coastline, there is probably more than you expected to our county.
From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security. And we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.
Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.
It's not just about what's in our county that matters, with up to 9 trains per day to London and modern transport links, Lincolnshire is a gateway to the Midlands and East of England.
So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.
If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about this post please contact via email.