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Assistant Team Manager

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Ladies Walk Centre, Sedgley
£44,428.00-£47,420.00 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Social work; Adults - Qualified
Contract Type
Working Pattern

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Dudley Disability Service

Assistant Team Manager, Grade 11 (Permanent Full time)

About Us

This is a rewarding opportunity to work within Dudley Disability Service which is a developing and motivated team delivering strength-based assessments and identifying support with a focus on inclusion and independence.  This is a new way of working which enables a whole life approach to be taken when meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and physical disabilities. 

We are looking for an ATM to:

- Provide professional leadership to a team of social workers and others to ensure that the service provided is effective and is delivering positive outcomes.

- To lead and develop behaviour and practice of team members and others to ensure high quality and effective social work practice.

- To facilitate collaboration with people who use services, their carer’s and families and a range of professionals of disparate organisation.

- To support the team to work with people in a strengths based, person centred way focusing on strengths rather than deficits.

Key responsibilities are :-

  • Manage the performance and practice quality of a designated team.
  • Undertake delegated budgetary responsibilities as determined by the Team Manager/Head of Service.
  • Contribute to the development of practice, policies and procedures across the Directorate.
  • Promote innovation in practice and be an exemplar of best practice across all tiers of the workforce.
  • Be responsible for adhering to legislative requirements and Council Policies and Procedures.
  • Have responsibility for the professional development of the team members by developing an environment that promotes learning and practice development.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Establish and maintain a safe practice environment.
  • Be accountable for and promote equal opportunity, diversity and community cohesion to meet Council, Directorate and Service objectives. All employees have a responsibility not only for their own behaviour, but also for others regarding equality of opportunity.
  • Participate in personal  performance review and development, undertaking training programmes as appropriate.
  • Oversee and lead safeguarding investigations, chairing case conferences and strategy meetings as appropriate.
  • Comply with Health and Safety legislation and the Council’s Health and Safety policies.

 An informal discussion with the Team Manager is welcome if you would like to know more. Please contact Shabila Bi, on 01384 81 5182 or via email:

So that we can demonstrate Dudley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to improve bias in the recruitment process that could create barriers for candidates. Your personal data will be anonymised when you apply, to ensure that you comply with our anonymisation process, please ensure you have removed your name and date of birth from any attachments prior to uploading them to your application.  

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.  

If you require support completing an online or paper application form and or interview techniques, please contact Dudley Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818 143 or  who can support with Digital Skills and Job Applications.  

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N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications


Attached documents
ATM JD April 2023.docx
ATM PS April 2023.docx
Benefits List


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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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