Brokerage Team Leader
Brokerage Team Leader (Qualified Social Worker)
Salary: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum (pro rata)
37 Hours per week
The Brokerage service is a relatively new team within Staffordshire County Council. The team is responsible for sourcing services for all adults assessed as requiring support. As a team we continually self-evaluate, modify and develop to ensure we are the best we can be to meet the demands of the market and our partners. In doing so we are a team that is made up of highly adaptive, skilled and motivated staff, we are very proud of our service and what we have achieved so far.
We are a dynamic group of individuals who celebrate and welcome diversity. We are committed to the principles of social justice and their application in the workplace to ensure equity for all.
Staffordshire County Council is a great place to work, we are lucky to work in an
environment that has a supportive training programme and encourages excellence.
There are opportunities to network widely and staff who are ambitious and excel at
what they do have an opportunity to shine. Because of this most of our team
vacancies are due to progression. Former members of our team have gone on to take up senior positions in Social Work Teams, Clinical Commissioning Organisations and the NHS. We have a vacancy on the team and need to recruit a Brokerage Team Leader suitable candidate must be registered with SWE. A thorough understanding of Social Work its values and principles is essential for the role. In addition, the ability to motivate, drive forward and influence the practice of an experienced but unqualified work group is essential. There is a requirement to complete supervision and training with the work group. The candidate must be resilient, willing to give 100% and be adaptable. This is a challenging work environment, but the rewards are being part of a team that is valued and has pride in working with Staffordshire residents, helping them to achieve their desired outcomes.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. , communities and employees.
This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate
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Closing Date: 19/04/21
Interview Date TBC
For more information about the role please contact: Julie Lovatt
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The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.
Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.
Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:
- Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
- Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
- Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.
Benefits for working for us….
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts