Adult Social Care - Business Manager, Operations
Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 270,190 adults in the borough, coming from all corners of the world and serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work
Newham Adult Social Care service provides support to adults and carers, who may, because of the effects of ill health or disability, need support to live safely and independently.
Our vision is to promote the wellbeing of people in Newham, making the best use of available resources to enable adults to live in the community independently and live safely, free from abuse and neglect. We strive to support our customers to make their own decisions, to feel safe and protected from harm, aspire to good health throughout their lives and make positive choices to maintain and improve their wellbeing.
This is a newly created post following a review of our Business Management needs across all the Operations Directorate.
About the job
Full time, Adult Social Care Operations Business Manager
Salary Range £33,945 – £36,711 pa (pay award pending)
The post holder is responsible for developing, maintaining and leading the business processes and systems required to ensure the efficient running of the Adult Social Care Operations service, including business management, finance, communications and human resources. In addition, the post holder will focus on Adult Social Care (ASC) Operations budget, governance, project management, training, risk management and health and safety. The central management of these business functions will provide capacity for the senior management team to concentrate on the delivery of strategic and transformational improvement work.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced all-rounder to join a fast-paced and ambitious service. You could be currently working in a variety of settings and wish to consolidate your career experience and become a Business Manager within Adult Social Care. You will thrive in a complex and ever changing environment. You will have experience of providing proactive and personal support to senior level managers to enable them to ensure best use of their time and energy - as you will be key to ensuring smooth business systems are in place to deliver the best possible outcomes.
You will have in-depth working knowledge of common IT systems, particularly Microsoft Office and Excel – and a sound working knowledge of financial (eg OneOracle / Fusion) and HR systems (e.g. Talent Link, Beeline, Bloom Procurement).
You will be a self-starter, a problem-solver, able to manage competing deadlines and able to work independently with minimal direction from your line manager.
But most of all, you will have an interest in Adult Social Care and a desire to be involved with improving the health and social care needs of Newham’s residents.
For further details/informal discussion, please contact Tony Jobling (Director of Operations) Tony.Jobling@newham.gov.uk.
London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role (we will not accept standalone CVs).
Closing date for applications is 25/01/2021 at 17:00pm
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The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.