Adult Social Care Locality Manager

Hereford, County of Herefordshire
£40,619 - £44,565
28 Mar 2017
04 Sep 2017
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Social care
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Full time permanent
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Adult Social Care Locality Manager
Contract: Permanent
Location: Elgar House
Hours: 37
Salary:£41,025 - £45,011

At Herefordshire Council we are transforming our services in response to the unprecedented challenges presented by national policy changes, the financial environment and the need to reduce demand on key services.  This is an exciting time to join our organisation and be part of the journey to reshape and focus on our clearly set out priority areas, within the resources available, enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives and stimulate the economy by investing in projects to improve roads, create jobs and build more homes.

We put the needs of the adults in Herefordshire right at the heart of everything we do – and that takes professionals who share our determination to make a real difference to the people’s lives.  We want to ensure residents, families and communities have the right support in place to enable them to confidently prepare for later life so they can live independently for as long as possible and remain economically active for longer.

We are investing in our Adults’ Social Care Services to support our priorities and in keeping with our responsibilities under the Care Act (2014) and have already undertaken a restructure to align our services.

You will be an accomplished communicator and highly respected Social Work leader or community practitioner skilled at creating a shared vision and culture across all aspects of practice. You will ensure a person-centred, strength based and risk appropriate approach permeates through decision making at all levels

You will be an experienced social work or community health manager or a practitioner with substantial experince and expertise in statutory social work looking to progress into a management role. Your experience will enable you to evidence how you have applied your learning to your practice; and you will have a proven track record of excellent practice that improves outcomes.

You will influence  system-wide cultural change, and work together to achieve a joined-up approach to operational services, creating a clear vison for the future social care workforce  that demonstrates innovative, best practice and serves to inspire colleagues in other parts of the service and partner agencies.
With increasing, complex demand and a challenging financial environment, you will be pivotal in, forming strong and influential relationships across the system to deliver value for money services which manage risk appropriately and improve outcomes

This position will enable you to progress your career as part of an ambitious and creative management team, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  Training and support in management and leadership will be provided to the successful candidates.

You must be qualified with a social work degree or equivalent, and will need to be HCPC registered or an equivalent professional body

In return we will offer
• 25 days annual leave per year rising to 30 after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
• Enrolment in the Local Government pension Scheme (LGPS)
• A generous relocation package for eligible candidates.
• Provide access to a high quality programme of evidence-based learning and development to enhance skills and practice.
• Regular 1:1’s and development opportunities
• Payment of professional membership fees
• A cycle to work scheme and discounts at local cycle shops
• Discounted Gym Membership
• Salary sacrifice child care vouchers
• Provide the use of pool cars and bikes (terms and conditions apply)

This position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer

Herefordshire is a naturally beautiful rural county, where people are attracted to the rewarding and stimulating work opportunities outside an urban setting.  We embrace the changing environment; grab hold of continuous improvement opportunities, work at pace and balance flexibility.  You can make a real difference here whilst enjoying a great combination of quality of life with quality of work. 

We have lively and active communities in our villages and market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, as well as the vibrant and historic city of Hereford.  All offer good schools, entertainment and shopping facilities.  There’s something for all ages, great community spirit and is a wonderful place to live and work.

Herefordshire Council is integral to the community and as the county’s largest employer and provider of services, working with us provides the opportunity to have a positive impact and make a difference to Herefordshire residents and communities.

Please see role profile for this position.  In order to apply, please use the below links to register for our online application service, or alternatively, please email the recruitment team at enquiries@hoopleresourcing or call 01432 383003

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