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Communities & Prevention Team Leader
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/29078
  • Published: Thu 24/11/2022, 9:19 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 24.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,188 - £26,764 per annum (Pro rata to £36,282 - £40,146 FTE)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Communities & Prevention Team Leader

This role has a salary of £24,188 - £26,764 per annum (Pro rata to £36,282 - £40,146 FTE) based on a 24 hour working week.

Do you feel excited about making a difference to people and communities in Surrey by developing good quality community support?

Do you have a passion for leading and developing a team?

Do you thrive on new challenges and enjoy thinking outside the box?

If you answered YES, then this may be just the job for you.

We are looking for a passionate and creative person to join our vibrant and expanding Communities and Prevention team within Adult Social Care.

In Surrey, our ambition is to support a Thriving Communities approach, which enables residents to live independently and well, for as long as possible in their own communities. We want to embed a model of social care that grows local resources and encourages community behaviours which benefit the individual and enables the council to deliver services within the resources available. This supports the overall 2030 Community Vision for Surrey: Community vision for Surrey in 2030 - Surrey County Council (

The Communities and Prevention Team Leader will manage a highly effective team of Communities and Prevention Coordinators, ensuring best practice is consistently delivered and prevention is part of everyday practice in adult social care. They will support residents by ensuring advice and guidance on informal, free or low-cost community-based care and support is available at the right time and in the right way. As a result, the Communities and Prevention Team Leader will help prevent, reduce or delay care and support needs from developing, as required by the Care Act 2014.

The successful candidate will be passionate about leading a team, developing processes and implementing change, working alongside social care teams and a range of professionals and volunteers. They will work collaboratively across the social care system, including with Public Health, Surrey and Borders and Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Systems and voluntary organisations.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To manage and develop our Communities and Prevention Coordinator team
  • With support, to develop new processes that support our vision and ambitions and that support front line adult social care teams
  • Support our Communities and Prevention Coordinators to develop their skills, reflect on their practices and grow as a team, including how they work collaboratively across the system
  • To work with voluntary and community groups to build inclusive and self-sustaining models of support, which reduce stigma, promote independence, tackle health inequality and achieve better outcomes for people who may approach Adult Social Care Services
  • To work proactively to co-design and deliver initiatives that support the 2030 Community Vision for Surrey within the context of Adult Social care, showing innovation and perseverance to bring about change

The ideal candidate will need to have a good understanding of current pressures on Adult Social Care Services, as well as have a good understanding of our ambitions around prevention and empowering communities.

The successful candidate will be required to work with social care teams across Surrey, with the expectation to travel around the County to meet the community and partners in various locations. In line with SCC policy, efforts will be made to reduce the travel required where possible. Flexible working will be supported through mobile technology. This role supports a hybrid model of working both from office bases across Surrey but also remote working.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 12th December 2022.

It is planned for interviews to take place during week commencing 9th January 2023 and will consist of a presentation task and face-to-face interview. The interview questions and task for this role will assess both skills and values relevant to this role.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Anja Barker, Prevention & Communities Manager, by email: or Nicola Boreham, Prevention & Communities Manager, by email

We look forward to receiving your application which must include your separate personal statement tailored for this role of at least one side of A4 paper.

Within your personal statement, please clearly outline how your experience and skills align with the values of Surrey County Council.

Please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.