We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager (applicants are required to be a Qualified Social Worker).
About the role
Brighton and Hove is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work and an opportunity has arisen to join the Hospital Responsive Service Social Work team.
Both the acute hospitals and community arms of our wider team have seen their roles significantly evolve in recent years as we have been at the forefront of changes with the hospital’s Discharge to Assess model. This has meant our team work with people in the acute setting as well as those in community settings after a period of time in hospital. This can be either in health beds whilst the person is benefiting from rehab or in the person’s home. We also work with those who need support to prevent a hospital admission including playing a role at the front door of the hospital by working with our health colleagues in the Emergency Department.
We are a friendly and supportive team working in a busy environment; although working under pressure we maintain high professional standards of practice and are committed to ongoing professional development. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all settings.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the team which is made up of 2 Operations Managers, Senior Social Workers, care managers & Social Workers. The team works closely with system partners including University Hospitals Sussex, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Sussex Community Foundation Trust so multi-disciplinary working is essential.
The candidate would need to have a strong leadership style in the social work field, have excellent communication skills and be solution focused under pressure and time constraints. A good understanding of performance and finance is also critical at this time of high demand.
For an informal discussion, please contact Marcus Brooks - General Manager on 07825 862557
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).