Locality Manager – Safeguarding and Advice Referral Team (ART)
Job title : Locality Manager – Safeguarding and Advice Referral Team (ART)
Location : Plough Lane
Salary : £43,857 - £48,117 Per Annum HC11
Hours : 37.00
Closing Date : 19th October – 12pm
Interview Date: w/c 26th October
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.
Here at Herefordshire Council we have a clear vision for our county which sets out what we want to achieve with our residents. 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). We are also entering into an exciting period of Transformation, which will require staff to be flexible and willing to embrace new ways of working with customers.
Working within the newly formed PCNs will support our ambition to help adults live safe, healthy and independent lives by offering enhanced preventative and pro-active community services. This means our multi-skilled locality teams enable us to be responsive to individuals whatever their needs.
This role will involve the management of two frontline teams – Safeguarding and Advice Referral Team (ART). This leader will be an accomplished communicator and highly respected Social Work leader, skilled at creating a shared vision and culture across all aspects of practice. They 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 manager or a practitioner with substantial experience 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. The ability to lead the development and implementation of strategy in relation to key areas of practice will be essential
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.
You must be qualified with a social work degree or equivalent, and will need to be Social Work England registered.
In return we will offer
- 25 days annual leave per year rising to 30 after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays and 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
- 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
- Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
- Provide the use of pool cars and bikes (terms and conditions apply)
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
- Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
- Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
- Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.
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.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of the job are guaranteed an interview.
Please specify whether you have a disability.
If you would like to discuss this role in more detail please contact Jo Haycock, Head of Adult Social Care operations on 01432 261585.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.