BiBorough Team Manager Community Health & Social Care - Sensory and Rehab

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£35,248 - £47,748 per annum
29 Jan 2021
01 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full time

This is a rolling advert and applications will be considered as and when received.

About Us:

Shape the future of a forward-thinking sensory and rehabilitation service

The Sensory and Rehabilitation team at Kensington and Chelsea are committed to delivering the most exceptional level of service to everyone who needs our help. Working in partnership with our colleagues at Westminster City Council, we champion every individual’s independence, working creatively to give them the means with which to live autonomously in the community. Comprising of the Sensory Impairment service, Deaf Services, Visual Impairment Services, Deaf/Blind Services and Sign Language interpreting Services, we strive to ensure our clients benefit from the most innovative integrated health and social care solutions. As such, our services are well resourced, and we see to it that our people have manageable case-loads – resulting in a dynamic working environment. 

The Role:

Take your career to the next level with a role that will provide you with the freedom to explore bold new avenues. Over the last couple of years, we have been driving a dynamic transformation in our services, with COVID-19 inspiring us to push this work even further. We are now utilising digital platforms, virtual consultations and AI to better the quality of our clients’ lives, and we are excited to explore what else we can bring to our service users. 

Managing a team of sensory and rehabilitation professionals across both councils and working with multiple partners ranging from hospitals to voluntary organisations, you’ll lead this ongoing transformation in how we support people with a sensory impairment. Putting the measures in place to move from traditional to modern approaches, you will focus on personalising and digitalising assessments, rehabilitation, equipment and social care services, encouraging colleagues to embrace assisted technology to promote their clients’ independence. Shaping our processes and systems, you’ll see to it that people with sensory needs have an influence over how services are being commissioned and delivered, and you’ll continue to enhance performance across the team. 

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:

With extensive experience (and the relevant qualifications and registration) in social work or rehabilitation, you’ll have a significant background in working with adults with sensory needs. You’ll have comprehensive multidisciplinary management experience and the ability to handle budgets and commission and develop services. Well versed in safeguarding, you’ll need a good knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice and theories of empowerment. Above all else, you’ll be a natural leader with the capacity to drive change and take the team on the relevant journey with you. 

In return, we will see to it that you benefit from a great work/life balance, enhanced by a competitive salary, generous annual leave and access to a desirable pension scheme. 

Please apply online, specifying how you meet the person specification, organisational values and job description in your personal statement. CV’s will not be considered for this application.

Role Requirements:

  • To lead, direct, and support the Head of Service in the development of the functions and operational management of a community service that is at different stages of planning or achieving integration with health. 
  • To operationally manage a portfolio of health and social care services ensuring high quality, value for money services are delivered in accordance with key performance standards and contractual requirements. 
  • To ensure that the team provides an excellent service to residents and meets the Local Authorities and Central London Community Healthcare NHS trusts performance targets and legislative and policy requirements including Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act and effective risk management. 
  • To support the Head of Service in the development of an innovative and creative service through personalisation which delivers choice and independence to residents. 
  • To work in partnership with colleagues and other service providers e.g. the Community Independence Service, GP’s, Acute Trusts, Mental Health Services and voluntary and other external agencies to deliver the Out of Hospital Strategy and to deliver both health and social care priorities.

Please apply online specifying how you meet the person specification, organisational values and job description in your personal statement. CV’s will not be considered for this application.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.