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Fostering Team Manger
Location: Swindon
Date: 16 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Social Care Team Manager in a temp position for our client Swindon.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior 5 years experience within a role.

Job Purpose

To ensure that the team provides a high quality service to Adults and Young People in Transition; focussed on good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level within statutory guidelines and within given resource and budget availability. To model good management by taking professional responsibility for the provision of a high quality and responsive service.

To determine priorities, assess need, and safeguard adults so as to promote positive outcomes in line with national standards, working closely and collaboratively with other areas of Swindon Borough Council, especially Children’s services, Education and Housing; partner and other external agencies.

To initiate and implement strategies and plans, operational business plans, recent research, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Council priorities, to achieve national government expectations and performance to local and national targets. To ensure these are known and understood by all staff.

To contribute to the strategic development of Adult social care and more widely through taking lead responsibility for specific aspects of work. With other managers and partner agency colleagues, to develop and deliver high performing and targeted services to improve and achieve best outcomes for young people in Transition, adults and their families.

Key Accountabilities

•Provide line management and supervision to the Assistant Team Managers and social workers within the Team.

•Ensure all staff are well managed, motivated and developed through learning opportunities that make use of evidence and effective methodologies, and that enhances their professional practice, within service aims and objectives. This includes the implementation of appraisals, as well as through both individual supervision and team reflection and learning, to ensure learning is translated into practice and service development.

•Promote and develop good working relationships in accordance with employee relations policies and codes of practice agreed by the Council, and follow agreed procedures for the speedy resolution of grievances, capability, the maintenance of discipline and absence control.

•Manage staff, the working environment and working practice by demonstrating personal and professional example and demonstration of the Council’s values and behaviours.

•Ensure that diversity is respected and takes account of the different needs of adults young people in transition and their carers, and that the decisions made and service delivery is sensitive to and addresses discriminatory issues of language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background.

•Oversee the allocation monitoring and audit of work ensuring there is high quality response, analysis, decision making, planning and review in place, recorded accurately and concisely. Within delegated authority, ensure that complaints are responded to and investigated in a timely manner in accordance with policy.

•Promote the use of My Care My Support for self-funding and funded service users and early selfassessment A leadership role to foster a strong culture and practice within the team of “personalisation”, focusing on articulating outcomes for individuals, identifying where individuals can make use of universally available services.

•To ensure strong financial management of LD Budget and the contribution of financial efficiencies targeted.

•Contribute to business planning of Adult social care and more widely to achieve the Council’s priorities.

•Develop the team's business plans in line with the Service Business Plan and co-ordinate and oversee its implementation.

•Promote collaborative working across teams, and ensure consistency. Promote effective and efficient multi-agency working to meet the needs of all adults, including young people in transition.

•Ensure that all policy and operational consequences of legislative changes and guidance together with Departmental and Council strategies are effectively translated, implemented and understood by the team.

•Gather and process relevant data and information and provide regular, timely and well-informed advice and information to the Service Manager as required.

•Maintain accurate and effective Management Information and statistical systems and achieve designated targets and objectives.

•Develop effective mechanisms for measuring customer experience of the service and impacts of the service on outcomes for adults.

•Ensure that all team members are actively involved and aware of team and individual performance issues and have the ability to actively engage in increasing performance, satisfaction and impact of the service.

•Advise the Service Managers on matters of operational development, trends in the usage of services and unmet need.

•Establish and maintain effective information, communication participation and consultation with service users, carers, staff, and external statutory, voluntary and community agencies.

•In accordance with the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequen enactments, take responsible care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work.

•Co-operate with the Council so far as is necessary to enable the Council to perform and comply with its duties under any statutory health and safety provisions.

•Contribute to and participate in his/her personal development programme.

•Prepare such reports and presentations as may be required by the Director and attend meetings with Elected Members when necessary.

•Represent the Team and Group at relevant internal and external meetings with voluntary and statutory bodies where appropriate.

•Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Service Manager commensurate with the grade of the post.

Knowledge & Experience

Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and

will be required to provide evidence of this:

•Demonstrable evidence of Management Development

•Post qualification and evidence of diverse practice in a front line adult social care setting.

•Management experience of recruitment, performance, appraisal and direct responsibility for operational staff.

•High level budget management and audit skills.

•Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory guidance and policy, South West regional safeguarding procedures, and court procedures relevant to the work of Adult Services.

•Knowledge and understanding of national and local performance indicators and targets, and in managing performance and quality within service delivery.

•Knowledge and understanding of current thinking and developments in research and methodology.

•Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity.

•Demonstrable leadership skills, credibility and integrity and change management skills.

•Computer literacy, performance management skills and the skills necessary to work with information management systems.

•Knowledge of good supervisory practice.

•Ability to produce and present detai led and complex reports and to understand, interpret and provide complex information.

•Ability to organise and prioritise work appropriately and to work flexibly under pressure to both self-determined and prescribed deadlines.

•Excellent interpersonal skills.


•Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) recognised social work qualification and HCPC registration


Start date- ASAP

Pay rate – £32.66

Hours per week – 37.00

5 years of references

GSCC / HCPC Registration

Enhanced DBS