Team Leader

£35,444 - £41,967 per annum
19 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern

We are looking for an experienced social care manager to lead our newly formed Community Promoting Independence Service for people aged 18+, with care and support needs. The is an exciting opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on promoting wellbeing and choice, making a real difference and enabling people to improve their independent living skills.

The role

This Team Leader will be required to lead the newly formed Community Promoting Independence Team, working with people aged 18+ with care and support needs. This will involve line managing a small team of Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and a Broker, and working closely with key stakeholders including health colleagues, care agencies, and third sector colleagues. The postholder will be required to comply with relevant legislation, including the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and the Mental Health Act. Postholders will be expected to promote asset-based social work, and support people to contribute to their community.


Fixed Term until 31st August 2018.

You’ll need:

• A qualification in occupational therapy or social work
• Current registration with HCPC
• Staff management and development skills and experience
• Financial and budget management skills
• Sound report writing skills
• Experience of care management for people aged 18+
• Experience of promoting independence
• A high level of organisational skills
• Sound communication skills, including written skills
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills

To apply, please submit a CV of no more than 3 pages and a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the job and your relevant experience, of no more than 1 page.

About us

This role is based within a multi-disciplinary team, within Adult Social Care, part of the People Directorate. We aim to support people to live independent and fulfilling lives, free from harm or abuse.

Coventry City Council employees will shortly be moving to new premises, very near to the train station. The Friargate headquarters is a prestigious newly constructed office building housing a variety of services, and will be occupied by around 1,800 staff working in an agile manner. The post holder will be joining Coventry City Council at an exciting time as the organisation changes the way in which it delivers its services.


In return, we can offer you flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements), flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays) and a flexitime scheme. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Interview Date

24 July 2017

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

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).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification OT Team Leader.pdf
Job Description and Person Specification SW Team Leader.pdf

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