We have a vacancy for a Team Leader post in West Berkshire covering the West Locality. The team is based in Newbury serving the town and surrounding communities. This is an opportunity to be part of the continued development of Adult Care in West Berkshire as we respond to the Care Act 2014, building on the strengths of people and their local communities. We need flexible and innovative people to take the team forward and effectively lead them on a day to day basis.
The team is well established and consists of dedicated Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners and is supported by our Administration Team.
We require the postholder to have an Occupational Therapy or Social Work qualification with at least 5 years post-qualifying experience and relevant experience as a manager, able to give specialist advice to the team as well as to carry out supervisory and management functions, and deputise for the Locality Manager as required.
Although the Management qualification is listed as essential, candidates who do not hold this qualification but are willing to obtain this will be offered the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
Please contact Gabija Knight on 01635 519019 for an informal chat about this role.
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply
Please complete an online application form.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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