Group Manager (Locality Social Work) – Ref: SS01717

Council House
£59,783 - £71,870 per annum
27 Oct 2017
21 Nov 2017
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Group Manager (Locality Social Work) – Ref: SS01717
£59783 – £71,870 per annum

This is an exciting time to join Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council’s Adult Social Care service. We have recently appointed a new and forward thinking leadership team that has brought a renewed focus on professional practice development across the workforce. We are totally committed to promoting positive and improved outcomes for all our service users, their carers and our communities.

We are now looking to appoint an experienced manager to the role of Group Manager – Locality Social Work. You will take on responsibility for a number of Adult Social Care Teams and the lead role in respect of a number of service areas as we move to embed multi-disciplinary working across our localities. Working very closely with others (including another Group Manager – Locality Social Work), you will help shape the delivery of our services.

You will be a highly skilled, motivated and inspirational Social Work manager that is committed to staff and service development, with a drive and ambition for improving outcomes for our service users, carers and communities, and a commitment to strengthening partnership working. In return, we offer a highly supportive environment, where despite significant budget pressures; the entire leadership team is committed to on-going development, strengthening social care practice and overall quality improvement.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact: Martin Thom, Head of Community Care at email:

Closing date: 19 November 2017

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for this role.

Information for applicants

  • Applications are invited using our online application form only.  If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:
  • Important note: as you progress through the online application form you will be asked to upload a supporting statement. DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR CV. You should upload a statement detailing how your aptitudes meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. CV's will not be accepted.
  • All correspondence with candidates will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.
  • This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.
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