Deputy Team Manager - Slaithwaite Hub

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Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Slaithwaite Hub Locality - working from home at present
Grade 12: £40,478 - £42,503

We are looking for a creative and innovative Deputy Team Manager who can be flexible and adapt to changing situations and be an integral part of a busy team.

You will:

  • Provide line management to team members including qualified Social Workers.
  • Have a fundamental role in the safeguarding of some of the most vulnerable people in Kirklees and will have a role in safeguarding processes in line with policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to the Team Manager to ensure smooth and effective management of the team and will be responsible for the team in Team Manager’s absence.
  • Make recommendations in relation to support packages and authorise in the Team Manager’s absence to an agreed level.
  • Support the Team Manager with the management of budgets through effective monitoring.
  • Support the team to adopt enabling approaches and appropriate levels of intervention to facilitate and maximise people’s independence and positive risk taking as far as possible.

Required Skills and Experience for the Role:

  • Change management skills are vital to ensure that changes are embraced positively by everyone in the team, whilst fostering a creative ethos to guarantee vulnerable adults are supported with care that is individual to them.
  • Substantial post qualifying experience in a relevant setting.
  • A SWE recognised professional Social Work qualification and evidence of SWE registration.
  • The ability to manage resources within budget.
  • Experience of providing support / mentoring to less experienced colleagues.
  • Evidence of management training or the ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies.
  • An understanding of relevant legislation and government agendas and the implications for practice.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety principles.
  • Awareness of working practices and change agendas affecting partners in particular the NHS.
This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

11 December 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.