Salary range: £79,078 - £97,327 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 40 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Excellent Opportunity
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
You will be the strategic and operational lead for our complex care teams, including two Older People/Physical Disabilities Team that are aligned with our GP networks, our Review Team and the OT service (including sensory impairments). You will also be the lead for our Direct Services which consist of a Supported Living scheme for 15 adults with learning disabilities, a Nationally accredited Autism Centre of Excellence day service and a multi-use day centre that also provides an outreach and community support function.
You will work closely with other Heads of Service to ensure that the Complex Care and Direct Services teams work in an integrated and person centred way to ensure the most vulnerable residents of Brent are supported. You will also be the Continuing Health Care, Carers and Dementia lead for the department. You will nurture our strong relationship with Brent CCG and with other key partners, such as housing and public health.
Your exceptional partnership working skills will complement your understanding of how adult social care and health systems work together, and you will ensure that we continue to develop and delivery our strengths based practice across the department.
For this post, you will bring experience of operating at a senior level, strong leadership and the ability to think creatively. You will also impress with your strong track record of successful partnership working.
Preferably a qualified social worker or occupational therapist, you will be able to demonstrate a real commitment to delivering better outcomes for the most vulnerable residents in Brent, supporting strengths based practice and an ethos of promoting independence. You will have several years of experience of managing multiple complex teams and an understanding of managing provider services.
Closing Date: 24 November 2020 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.