The starting salary for this role is £62,363 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Due to our current staff retiring or securing promotions we are excited to be looking for five highly skilled Senior Managers to join our Adult Social Care teams.
We have opportunities to join our Mental Health service, our North West Surrey area, MID Surrey area and Learning Disabilities & Autism county-wide service. These are exciting opportunities for professionals that want to work as part of an integrated leadership team working closely with health colleagues to improve the outcomes for our residents in Surrey.
About the services
The Senior Manager role in Mental Health Service will be based across North West and South West of Surrey, including the hospital discharge team. The Service delivers services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act, in relation to their mental health needs. Our goal is for service-users to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to be active citizens within their community.
One of the posts on offer will be based across North West Surrey, more specifically in Runnymede, where you will find a wide range of welcoming, committed and high performing teams comprising of social workers, occupational therapists and social care assistants. North West Surrey offers the opportunity to work across both hospital and community settings where professionals deliver work in close partnership with our health colleagues and professional bodies to ensure safe discharge and follow up care. North West Surrey include locations like Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking, Surrey Heath, St Peters Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital.
We also have 2 opportunities for Senior Managers within our Learning Disabilities and Autism service. We are developing a whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities and autism can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. As part of the Adult Social Care centralised learning disabilities and autism team you will be leading work to transform lives.
In Mid Surrey there are both hospital and community settings. There are three locality teams and one hospital team based in Mid Surrey, Mole Valley (based in Dorking), Elmbridge (based in Esher), Epsom and Ewell (based in Epsom) and Epsom General Hospital (based in Epsom). The client group across Mid Surrey is over 65 and people with Physical Disability or Sensory Impairment. Our team across the area comprises of experienced professionals with a wide range of knowledge and we are proactive in supporting all our staff to develop and progress. Role will be based in our Elmbridge locality team.
About the role
The provision of local personalised support is at the heart of our services. You will be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day delivery of high quality adult social care support for a specific district or borough. You will be an integral member of your local leadership team within your designated geographical area across Surrey. Additionally, you will have responsibility for a delegated budget and for improving and maintaining high performance standards of the teams/ service (including CQC assurance requirements) you are responsible for. You’ll also have opportunities resulting from being part of the countywide management team to promote consistent and innovative best practice across the whole county.
In this role, you will work strategically with district and borough council partners, health providers, care providers and the independent and voluntary sector. You will develop effective relationships that are focussed on improving the lives of the local population in general and in particular those people that we provide support to.
In order to be considered for shortlisting to interview, your application, CV and personal statement will clearly evidence that you have the following:
A Professional qualification in social care (social care, occupational therapy or other relevant health qualification)
Relevant recent experience in managing frontline social care
A proven track record of successfully managing teams within a health or social care setting.
An ability to demonstrate a high level understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda
Direct experience of delivering adult social care services and a comprehensive and applied knowledge of adult social care legislation.
An understanding and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and managing staff in accordance with the Councils Equality and Diversity policy.
If you have a flexible and adaptable leadership style, if you are excited about the opportunity to focus and use your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people in Surrey, we want to meet you!
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/04/2023 with interviews to follow which will include an exercise on the day.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For an informal discussion about the role you are interested in you can find the contact details for our hiring managers on the Surrey County Council ‘Jobs’ page.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.