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Social Care Placements Programme Lead

Employer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Location
Greater London
Salary
£43,434 - £52,632
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Social Care Placements Programme Lead – SWL Social Care Hub Supported Work Placements Project

Are you a strong communicator with great interpersonal skills?Are you experienced in managing and leading complex programmes or projects?Do you have experience of engaging with employers and businessesWould you like to help support into employment opportunities in south London?South London Partnership are looking for an experienced and strategically minded person who will lead and manage our supported work placements project to help us grow the social care workforce by making sure people get meaningful access to work placements with a view to securing a job role within the care sector. This is a fixed term contract or internal secondment with end date of March 2025.

As the Programme Lead, you will be responsible for delivery of the Supported Placements project, ensuring that young people are able to access placement opportunities within the Social Care Sector.  

You will actively build relationships across SWL work closely with partner agencies to grow the social care workforce by working with existing networks and forums.

You will be responsible for a small project team, who will work alongside you to deliver our Supported Placements Project.  You will need to have previous management experience, excellent organisational and planning skills.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Lead a small project team to provide and deliver quality social care supported work placements including developing pre-placement training.Engaging with employers, connecting business leads with employment brokerage teams/JCP’s Delivering events to support people and to raise awareness around the supported work placements careers and employment opportunities in the Social Care sector.South London Partnership (SLP) is a small and dynamic, close-knit team, working across the 5 boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton. The SLP team focuses on areas where collaboration leads to increased influence, increased powers and funding and better delivery of the services our residents need.  You will be someone with knowledge of employment and skills in adult social care, with expertise and understanding of the issues relating to cross-sector placements. 

You will be solution focused, with strong programme and project management experience , a self-starter and team player, with experience of leading complex projects, building partnerships, creating networks and maintaining strong relationships. We are keen to hear from people with transferable skills, with a focus on strong relationship building skills, employer engagement and stakeholder management.  

Closing Date:  6th May 2024

Shortlisting Date: w/c 3rd May 2024

Interview Date: w/c 13th May 2024

For an informal conversation please contact Sheryl Brand Workforce Development Lead

sheryl.brand@southlondonpartnership.co.uk

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. This campaign is anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

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