£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB.
This is an 18 month fixed term contract / secondment. If you are applying for an internal secondment, please ensure you seek your line managers approval prior to applying.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
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.
About the role
People facing multiple disadvantage experience a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health. They fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives.
Surrey is one of only 35 'Making Every Adult Matter' (MEAM) partnerships across England, supported by a national coalition including Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind to design and deliver better coordinated services for people facing multiple disadvantage. We are determined to drive forward whole-system change to achieve our ambitious goal of facilitating a shift to prevention for those experiencing multiple disadvantage by 2022.
To facilitate this, our partnership includes SECAMB, the voluntary sector, Surrey Police, Mental Health, Public Health, Surrey County, Districts and Boroughs (housing) and peer mentors, who drive the change through sharing their lived experience of existing service provision. The committed partnership reports regularly to the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board on progress and challenges. Using the MEAM framework, we have worked with Surrey Police and SECAMB to design a Joint Response Unit, which is successfully enabling the police and the ambulance services to respond better to people experiencing SMD in crisis.
The System Partnership Manager will play a crucial role in improving outcomes for people with complex homelessness, health and criminal justice needs who score highly on the Chaos Index. Managed by the Health and Wellbeing Manager in Public Health but located in the MASH, they will work closely with partners, peer mentors and existing services, with oversight of the people's whole journey through the system; able to identify barriers, challenge local systems and recognise gaps in service provision or the training needs of providers. The role will be strategic, working with professionals to challenge barriers to engagement of service users and improvement of outcomes.
This is an exciting opportunity to use experience and skills from frontline homelessness, health, criminal justice or drug service roles, to bring about genuine change for vulnerable people and the services that support them. This is an ideal role for someone who has first-hand experience working or accessing homelessness, mental health or drug treatment services who is looking for an opportunity to make change happen at a more senior level.
You will be an excellent verbal and written communicator with a passion for solving problems. You will be confident challenging those around you to think differently and to recognise the value of working collaboratively as a joined up system of support services.
You will understand the difficulties faced by people who experience multiple and overlapping needs when they try to access health and housing support. You will be a strong advocate for asset-based and trauma-informed approaches to working with vulnerable people and you will have a good understanding of the ways that vulnerability is exacerbated by poverty, social inequality and isolation.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Phillip Austen-Reed, Health and Wellbeing Lead, Surrey County Council on telephone 01737 737108 or mobile 07813 538431.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5th September 2019.
Interviews will take place on 16th September 2019.