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Team Leader Assessment and Awards

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/11/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/12/2021 23:59
Salary:
£33,782 to £37,890 p.a. (Grade 11)
Allowances:
n/a
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
217294
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
RES/21/669
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
19 Dec
Further Information

A vacancy has arisen within the Deputy and Appointee Team (DAT) for an 18 months temporary post of Team Leader.

The successful post holder will support the Assistant Assessment and Awards Manager(Discretionary Benefits) in managing the Deputy and Appointee Team(DAT) and will work alongside the current management team in managing the Deputy and Appointee Team and Deputy and Appointee Review Team(DART), supervising and supporting DAT staff, and continue to develop and provide a first class service to the residents of County Durham.

The post holder will work with the Assistant Assessment and Awards Manager (Discretionary Benefits) to deliver a service that meets the Office of Public Guardians(OPG) standards within a framework of the Care Act and forthcoming Social Care reform.

The post holder will also provide advice and support to the County Council, Elected Members customers and other professional and voluntary agencies in relation to the development of the DAT.

Candidates should have NVQ Level 5 or equivalent qualification and experience of multi-agency partnership working, working within the sector, and report writing. They should also have knowledge of the social security system and how its interacts with DAT clients, DCC charging policies, and OPG standards as well as the ability to manage and motivate staff.

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Chris Graham on 03000 268965 or email chris.graham@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 3rd January 2022.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Permanent employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their line manager/senior manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 269421/ 268467/ 265861 or email pesresources@durham.gov.uk.

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Please note
This job is closed for applications.