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Adults Assistant Team Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/26564
  • Published: Wed 14/09/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 29/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 - £52,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Ashford

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Adults Assistant Team Manager

The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for working 36 hours per week. Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.

We are creating a new team to support our discharge to assess and recover, bed based approach. The team will be based at Spelthorne Locality Team, Ashford Centre, Stanwell Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3DU, however, there will be an expectation that the team are embedded within the services. This is an exciting opportunity for people with great communication skills, who can build relationships quickly to utilise and develop their own skills and expertise. You will have a particular interest and aptitude to work with people and families within an agreed timeframe in a strength-based way.

We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager who holds a Social Worker degree and who will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda. You will be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation including the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework.

Working across Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and West Elmbridge, the North West Surrey Alliance have developed an innovative approach to support Discharge to Assess and aid recovery from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital.

People who would benefit from bed based Reablement, rehabilitation or an opportunity to recover whilst waiting for their package of care to start will be offered a short stay in one of three local nursing homes or an independent step-down flat for up to 4 weeks before returning back home. These have been developed in partnership with the private nursing home market and with District and Borough Council colleagues to enable people to recover and regain skills and return home.

We are recruiting to a small team of people to specifically support these individuals to return home following their short stay, to enable assessments and support planning to take place building on a person’s own strengths with their family and support networks.

Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do. You must have significant post qualification experience, including some management experience in a social care setting, and be able to demonstrate good understanding of both the health and social care agendas. A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues.

You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults’ procedures and be able to evidence this. You will have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and a demonstrable commitment to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy.

Applicants must hold a professional social work qualification, have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements, and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority.

You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. In addition, you will need to have the willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and the job profile.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th September 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd October 2022.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Jasmine Bessey on 01932 795292.

We look forward to receiving your application (CV and separate personal statement). Please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.

Our Commitment

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.