Help us give vulnerable people the support they need
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. From the policy decisions that we're making through to the services that we are delivering, it is vital that we put the needs of our community first. We want to give everyone a great quality of life, with access to a comfortable home, sustainable and desirable employment options, and the chance to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. And our adult social care teams play a vital role in achieving all of these goals.
Managing our Information & Advice team or Adults Complex Team, you will find a extremely collaborative spirit awaits you. We are a combination of care managers, independent living assessors, administrators and reviewing services who are dedicated to helping vulnerable residents in our community.
You will lead, direct and develop our functions, ensuring value for money and high-quality performance in everything we do. Now is a particularly good time to join us, as we embark on an ambitious integration with wider health services. This way, we can deliver even better outcomes for our residents.
As well as managing our operations, you will oversee performance, collaborate with other service providers, manage our supplier contracts and represent us at external meetings. Above all, you will help us develop an innovative, creative service that maximises choice and independence to residents.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the role.
You will need solid experience as a social care manager, dealing with high referral demand in a consistently busy environment. To be successful in this role you must have extensive safeguarding experience and the ability to work collaboratively with key partners namely the police, mental health organisations and the voluntary sector.
You should also have strong attention to detail, be performance-driven and be able to develop new processes and structures. Excellent communications skills are also essential.
A professional qualification in Social Work is essential, along with HPCP registration.
Join us in this fascinating work, and you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Important information: This vacancy requires postholders to have had a full course of an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate they are medically exempt from the statutory requirement. We will request that applicants provide evidence of their vaccination status or a medical exemption during interview and pre-employment checks
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
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We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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Interview date: 30th May and 1st June 2022
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided specifying in your personal statement how you meet the requirements for the role, as set out in the person specification and job description. CVs will not be considered for this application.
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