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Team Manager (Social Work)

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Team Manager, Adult Social Care (Permanent, full time 37 hrs per week)

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the role of Team Manager in our Care and Support Team in Eddie Ferguson House, Blyth. The area the team cover is Central Northumberland. 

As a Team Manager you will oversee and get the best out of a locality team of social workers and care managers. The team will be linked closely to primary care and the core element of the role is to lead on providing excellent support to social care clients within your area.  You will be part of a larger Care and Support service covering the whole of Northumberland with strong management and peer support in the role. 

The job encompasses motivating the team to high levels of performance, managing staff workload and the workflows effectively, supervision and appraisal of team members, and key other areas of work including safeguarding adults and assisting with service development where necessary. 

Training and personal development opportunities will be available. 

You will also be responsible for managing a delegated health and social care budget for the locality. 
Essential Criteria 
  • Relevant degree or professional qualification in social work 
  • Significant post qualifying experience including experience at a senior level 
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development 
  • The ability to motivate and drive excellent performance from a team 
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues from partner agencies is a key skill for achieving success in this role. 
  • Must be able to meet the transport requirements of the role. 
If you are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, we would like to hear from you! 

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Alternative application format: 
British Sign Language:   
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications

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