“Delivering the best for residents” is our vision for change in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth. Above all, it is about promoting people’s wellbeing and supporting residents to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible. We have embarked on an ambitious transformation programme to redesign our services and transform our practice to achieve our vision.
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to progress your career? Do you thrive working as part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary team?
Wandsworth Borough Council are looking for an Assistant Service Manager within the St George’s Hospital Social Work Team. We are looking for someone who will share our values and vision for health and social care across Wandsworth and help ensure that residents receive the care they need, in the right setting.
St Georges Hospital is home to one the busiest A&E Department in Britain, as featured on Channel 4’s, ‘24 Hours in A&E’. Our social work team is at the heart of this demanding and diverse hospital. We have a pivotal role in supporting Wandsworth patients, their families and our health partners.
What we are looking for:
- An innovative and dynamic social work manager
- Strong leadership style and excellent communication skills
- Ability to drive social care performance
- Experience of managing people, allocating work and managing performance
- Ability to build good relationships with our health partners across the acute trust and other organisations
- Has a commitment to ensuring that front line staff deliver a high quality, personalised and strengths-based service, in line with the departments vision for change and statutory duties under The Care Act 2014.
The Assistant Service Manager will take a leading role in maintaining and seeking to improve Wandsworth’s DTOC position for social care delays for which we are currently positioned number 8 across London.
The successful candidate will be a registered social worker with Social Work England.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include Compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 29th March 2020
Shortlisting Date: 30th and 31st March 2020
Interview Date: 6th-7th April 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Charlotte Appleton, Service Manager on 02088717389
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).