Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care & Public Health Department has strong social work values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers.

We are looking to recruit on a fixed term/secondment basis for two years, an experienced, qualified, SWE registered Assistant Locality Manager in the Teddington and Twickenham Locality Team. We are based across two sites, Whitton and Teddington. Both sites have excellent road and public transport routes; in both locations we are co-located with our Community Nursing Colleagues and pride ourselves on the excellent professional relationships that exist as a consequence of this.

The team is friendly and encouraging and we greatly benefit from the vast level of experience and skills held within. The promotion of continued professional development and flexible working is central to the positivity and stability that is the experience of working as part of this team.

The role of Assistant Service Manager- Locality primarily supports the Locality Manager in managing and leading a team to provide a high quality, effective and efficient social care services to adults and their carers in Richmond.

Key aspects of the role include:

Ensuring the team carries out its statutory functions under the Care Act 2014; including safeguarding adults at risk, prevention, information and advice, timely assessment, eligibility decision-making, care and support planning and review. To also ensure provision of specialist assessments where needed, such as Occupational Therapy, Sensory, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Human Rights Act.

To provide regular, formal professional supervision for practitioners within the team being mindful of both Council’s Policies and Procedures, legislation and Professional Standards.

To provide leadership and direction for the team on a daily basis, ensuring a positive team culture and the provision of high quality, person-centred interventions and services, based on the chosen outcomes and aspirations of the adult or carer concerned.

For an informal discussion please contact Rosemary Lambe, Locality Manager on 0203 903 3633 or Rosemary.Lambe@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, part time and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  30th March 2021

Shortlisting Date: 31st March 2021

Interview Date:  1st April 2021

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.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

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.

Important Information:

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).

Salary: £41,292 – £50,034

Job Reference: randw/TP/17402/2523