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Group Manager Ref: 50048057

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 13, £41,055 to £44,382

Vacancy Reference: 50048057

Closing Date: 23/09/2019

Interview Date: 03/10/2019

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent

Are you a skilled Mental Health professional who wants to lead a team providing inventive support solutions for people through creative practice?

Here on the IOW, we are developing the Mental Health Social work team alongside health partners within an Island wide Mental Health Transformation Programme to deliver a collaborative and innovative community-based Mental Health and Wellbeing Service which empowers people by delivering the very best person-centred outcomes for those we serve. We are passionate in our belief that our residents have the right to expect no less.

You will ensure the provision of safe and effective services during a period of significant change, ensuring that service delivery is Care Act compliant and customer care is at the centre of your and your team’s professional practice.

You will work in partnership with other agencies, 3rd sector colleagues and the community to make sure adults in our community are able to live free from abuse and are safeguarded to maintain their independence.

You will undertake the day to day management, development of the MH team and delivery of the service to ensure high quality that promotes independence, recovery, choice and autonomy. You will also agree financial support arrangements for individual care packages making certain that best value, good practice and departmental processes are followed and that person-centred outcomes are encapsulated within proposed support arrangements. 
You will shape the practice of the AMHP service for day time and out-of-hours provision with the support of the Service Manager. 

You will be leading the mental health social work team on a programme of continual development and improvement, supporting and motivating staff to meet high standards of practice and service delivery. You will ensure that annual appraisal, development plans and supervision support of staff is implemented as per departmental guidelines ensuring staff have access to high quality training opportunities. 

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes and want to make a difference.

Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Cheryl Spencer on the following number, 01983 823340.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at, telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.