Job Details Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all. £44,229 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR. This is a 4 month secondment. We would remind internal candidates that they must discuss and secure their line manager’s agreement prior to submitting their application. 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 24 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. 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. 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. About the Role This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Waverley Locality Team, based in Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR. Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do. We have a secondment post available for an Assistant Team Manager for 4 months. The post will allow the candidate to develop their skills and knowledge of management processes, we are looking for someone who has worked within Locality Teams and has significant experience with Adult Social Care legislation including the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework. They will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. They will be confident in making sound decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs that arise in a high pressure locality team environment. You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families and positive relationships with professional health staff both within and outside the locality team. You must have significant post qualification experience, ideally 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, occupational therapy, nursing or other relevant allied health 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. Applicants will need to have the willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and the job profile. Therefore you must have a valid full UK driving licence and have access to a car. Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th February 2019. Interview date to be arranged. Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 2 months from your interview date. Values and Behaviours Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.