About the role
We are looking for 5 full-time Senior Business Team Leaders to lead and manage our four Area Business Support teams. These positions will be based in either:
The Children, Families Lifelong Learning & Culture Directorate provides a range of highly specialist services to vulnerable children and young people. Services are delivered directly to children and their families within extensive statutory frameworks and staff working in these areas need specialist knowledge in order to deliver effective services to these high risk and high need groups.
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen in the Business Support Service which requires you to coordinate and develop the teams supporting front line social care workers.
Working closely with the Business Support Manager and the Operational Management Team, the Senior Business Team Leader is expected to proactively manage and develop business support in their area. You will work with a high degree of independence for decision making whilst ensuring best practice is shared and policies and procedures followed.
Working in this highly confidential and busy environment you will need to have at least five years’ staff management experience and a proven track record of developing and building successful relationships at all levels.
You will be self-motivated, organised and methodical, be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst encouraging and motivating staff to do the same. You will be able to provide your line manager with ideas and solutions to issues and collaborate to develop the team. You will also develop a strong working relationship with the Assistant Director and the wider management team to ensure the support meets the evolving needs of the Service.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Significant successful management experience
- Evidence of project management skills and experience
- Innovation and flexibility to find solutions to issues
- Flexibility to adapt rapidly to changing priorities
- Evidence of building positive relationships with stakeholders
Please refer to the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert for further information about the role.
For an informal discussion please contact either:
Debby Edwards at email@example.com (Woking or Guildford)
Susan Lilley at firstname.lastname@example.org (Redhill, Leatherhead or Walton-on-Thames)
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/07/2020. Interviews will take place from 15/07/2020.
A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 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. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
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