West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Team Leader (Occupational Therapist – ASC - West team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £39,186 to £45,441 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
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 Team Leader to join our dynamic and supportive team, 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 service users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the team, ensuring the delivery of person-centred care and support
  • Act as a point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders, fostering positive working relationships
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of service improvement initiatives
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Support the Locality Manager in the overall management of the service

To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Occupational Therapist qualification
  • Previous experience in a similar leadership role within Adult Social Care
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and best practice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with a diverse range of individuals
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, with the capacity to prioritise and delegate effectively
  • A compassionate and empathetic approach, with a genuine commitment to making a positive difference in people's lives

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 Gabija Knight on 01635 519019 or email gabija.knight1@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive impact in our local community. Apply now to take the next step in your career as a Team Leader in Adult Social Care.

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. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

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