West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Team Leader (Occupational Therapist- ASC- Central Team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £39,186 to £45,411 per annum (Grade J)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/07/2024 at 23:59
RA 03556
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced and motivated individual looking for a rewarding leadership role within Adult Social Care? West Berkshire Council is seeking a dedicated Occupational Therapist Team Leader to join our dynamic Adult Social Care Service, reporting to the Locality Manager.

As a Team Leader, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the effective delivery of high-quality social care services to our local community. You will be responsible for leading and managing a team of dedicated professionals, providing guidance, support and supervision to ensure the best outcomes for our service users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the team, ensuring the efficient allocation of resources and workload management
  • Provide leadership and support to team members, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless service delivery and effective partnership working
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of service improvement initiatives
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation and best practice, ensuring compliance and promoting continuous professional development within the team

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Extensive experience within the field of Adult Social Care, with a sound understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team towards achieving shared goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective engagement with a diverse range of individuals and stakeholders
  • Strong organisational and time management abilities, with the capacity to prioritise and manage competing demands
  • A commitment to delivering person-centred services and promoting the independence and well-being of our service users

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sarah Peebles on 01635 503185 or email Sarah.Peebles@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and make a difference to the lives of our local community. Apply now to be part of our dedicated Adult Social Care Service.

Equal Opportunities

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 now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

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