Service Manager (Learning Disabilities & Mental Health)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
06/11/2020 23:59
£53,871 to £57,414 (inclusive of a reviewable recruitment allowance).
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Closing date:
6 Nov
Further Information

Gateshead Council is a visionary and ambitious Local Authority - ambitious for Gateshead the place, and for the people who live and work here. We have made significant investment into our Adult Social Care Service.

As a result, we have created a number of new and exciting roles to manage the Council’s approach to its residents ‘Living Thriving Lives’, as part of the Council’s Strategic Approach ‘Thrive’.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a major contribution in transforming our Adult’s services. You will be responsible for managing a number of teams handling complex care management cases. You will also assist the Service Director to provide leadership, senior management/professional oversight on all issues relating to the assessment service in Adult Care.

You will have extensive experience within social care advising on Adults’ legislation, practice and procedures. You may already operate as a Service Manager and wish to take on a new challenge. As a minimum though, you will have operated successfully as a Team Manager or equivalent in Social Care, applying leadership skills in a complex organisational environment.

The successful applicant will manage the Learning Disabilities and Mental Health assessment functions, so it is essential that your management experience extends to at least one (and ideally both) of these areas of specialism.

You will be highly effective at working within deadlines and undertaking performance review and planning activities. You will be highly proficient in managing budgets and must have experience of partnership working with other statutory and voluntary agencies.

You must hold a Social Work qualification or equivalent i.e. MA or BA in Social Work, Dip SW CQSW or CSS. You must also have a current registration with Social Work England.

Ideally you will have experience of strategic and project planning and hold a management qualification and / or have undergone a significant management training programme.

For informal discussion about the post please contact Steph Downey (Service Director) on 0191 433 3919.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk