Team Leader

Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick,CV34 4UL
£38,236 - £40,057 per annum
20 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Nationally Warwickshire’s social care has a good reputation and we are looking for the right people to join us.

In Warwickshire we put our people first – our customers, carers and our staff. We value and develop our workforce to ensure staff can provide the best care and protection possible for the people of Warwickshire. The benefits of working for Warwickshire:

  • Full induction
  • Regular supervision
  • Training opportunities
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Mobile and flexible working
  • Full and part time working hours.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week
Fixed term contract for 12 months.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, resourceful and committed Team Leader to join our Learning Disability Team within Warwickshire. The team is currently based in Warwick and Bedworth and consists of Social Care Practitioners, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. The post is a fixed term appointment for 12 months. Applications from internal candidates are welcome and the post would therefore be a 12 month secondment. Internal candidates will require authorisation from line manager. 

Key Requirements

The right candidate for this Team Leader post will have experience of managing social workers and social care practitioners. You will be flexible, innovative and have an up to date knowledge and experience of legislation and policies in the social care arena. You will have knowledge of working with a wide range of people, including people with Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with physical disabilities, mental health; carers and their families and other. You will be required to complete day to day management of the remodelled Prevention and Short Term Team that will manage all incoming work including prioritisation of cases within the Learning Disability Team. You will be required to manage and oversee project work that is planned or relates to provider failure. You will be expected to support staff to focus on customer strengths, utilising an asset-based approach. You will support staff to enable customers to identify outcomes, meet their full potential and maximise their independence by utilising community resources and universal services. You will be committed to the promotion of best practice and quality interventions with our customers, carers, partners and stakeholders.

You will build and maintain links with local voluntary and statutory agencies to promote the service and encourage good joint working relationships. You will be responsible for enhancing high quality service outcomes and cost effectiveness. As a strong team player, you will be required to contribute to the development and promotion of the Learning Disability Service.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: For further information about the role please contact Becky Thompson, Operations Manager at or 07880 306102.

Closing Date: 6 March 2018

Interview Date: 23 March 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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