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Team Manager (Care and Assessment)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£49,916 - £57,335 per annum
Closing date
30 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Job role
Contract Type
Full time
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About Us:

Our teams listen to our communities, so you’ll listen to our teams.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. Like many inner city councils, we do face challenges, many of which have become particularly acute during the pandemic. We are home to some of the country’s most deprived wards and are still rebuilding trust and confidence following the Grenfell tragedy. But we remain committed to providing quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient.

We believe that the voices of the people who use our services should help shape our priorities. That’s why we’ve always built our plans for the future of Adult Social Care in collaboration with our communities  ̶  as well as with our own teams. We’re on the look-out for fresh, new professional perspectives to help us rethink the way we deliver services. Our standards are high, and we always ensure our people have the time and resources to care.

The Role:

This role offers a mix of operational management and strategic project work that is truly challenging. We’re constantly looking for ways to respond to referrals more quickly and to rapidly put service users in touch with the right people. You’ll work with our teams to make it happen

You’ll join us at a time of change as we continue to integrate health and social services in a tri-borough agreement with Westminster City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham. This means developing new relationships to deliver the Out of Hospital strategy across all three boroughs. We’re also introducing systemic practice into Adult Social Care after a successful roll-out in Children’s Services. This will demand more integrated working across different community settings and services. Through it all, you’ll provide inspirational team leadership, ensuring all social workers are empowered to contribute to service development and to deliver services with compassion and responsibility.

Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the role.

About You:

Holding a professional qualification in social work, health or education, you’ll be used to operating at a senior level and will have experience of leading and managing multi-agency teams.  You’ll have a good understanding of legislation, statutory guidance and best practice in social care for adults, and a track-record of successfully translating it into policy and practice. A highly experienced people manager, you’ll be ready to implement large-scale change and reform.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online and specify on your application how you meet the skills, knowledge and qualities specified in the job description and person specification.

Additional information

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.

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.

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 do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, 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.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:

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