Join our forward-thinking approach
Strength in people. Strength in communities. Strength in diversity.
At Royal Borough of Greenwich, we believe adults should lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. To achieve this, we take a strengths-based approach to understand our residents’ needs and goals, supporting them to live as independently as possible. We need experienced, talented and motivated social workers to support us with this vision as Assistant Team Managers.
The Assistant Team Manager post has a pivotal role within our operational services and reflects our commitment to integrating with health partners to achieve high quality services and improve outcomes for our residents.
We are looking for candidates with Social Work England registration and experience of managing and supervising staff. The ideal candidate will also be able to provide comprehensive casework advice and be responsible for staff practice and performance, while ensuring appropriate use of resources and strengths-based practice.
Our employees enjoy being part of Royal Borough of Greenwich Health and Adult services and highly value the organisation’s supportive culture and leadership, and Royal Greenwich Employee Benefits.
Additional benefits include:
- Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
- Travel expenses for visits OR essential car user car parking (close to the workplace)
- Social worker career progression scheme.
Royal Greenwich is an exciting and vibrant London borough. It’s home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, and the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena. Greenwich has an abundance of green open spaces for recreational purposes and offers some of the cheapest and affordable housing in London.
The borough has excellent transport links, the DLR, Thames Clipper, London Overground and the Elizabeth Line. Royal Greenwich’s diversity is evident to all who visit and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that’s treasured by those who live and work here.
The main council offices are in Woolwich, which is in the centre of the borough. Woolwich is an area of extensive regeneration, including the Woolwich Creative District.
Want to speak to us?
If you like the sound of working in a stimulating and vibrant environment, apply below or get in touch with us today by calling:
- Dawn Williams 0208 921 5075 or 07999101437
- Lisette Wybourn 07999101434
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dawn Williams; Dawn.Williams@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 0208 921 5075
If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020-8921-8977
Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at email@example.com. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.
Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.
DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).
Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.
Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.
How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.
Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.
Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.