Initial Adult Social Care Contact Team

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Group Manager Ref: 50021331

County Hall

Grade 13, £42,184.00 to £45,603.00

Vacancy Reference: 50021331

Closing Date: 20/12/2021

Interview Date: 06/01/2022

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract Type: Permanent

Over the past two years, we have been working hard at transforming our generic social work workforce into a specialist workforce focussing on - Long Term Conditions and Older People, Mental Health & Hospital Services, Learning Disability and Short-Term Resources.

We are well on the way on our integration journey with our health partners having established integrated locality teams across the island, an integrated complex discharge team within the hospital setting and are now moving forward with our models of integration for our Mental Health Team, Learning Disability Team and Resource Centre’s Rehab & Reablement. We are a hard-working team and it doesn’t go unnoticed in fact, we’ve just been named as runner up for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category! We have also been nominated as finalists in the Local Government Chronicles 2021 for Well Being and Resilience in the partnership category.

But we have more to do and need an exceptional and experienced Group Manager to take forward our agenda in making the difference for those we serve across this beautiful Island. 

We have been working hard during the national pandemic to support staff into an agile working framework and this has proved not only effective but has become the preferred way of working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the 'front door' of Adult Social Care. As Group Manager, you will manage and oversee the Initial Adult Social Care Contact (IASCC) Team to ensure that the people who are eligible, and require support from Adult Social Care, are provided with safe and timely support. You will work towards a strength-based model of practice to prevent a reliance on statutory intervention. You will safeguard the most vulnerable citizens on the Island, using the principle of making safeguarding personal. You will be leading the 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.  

Team IWC Values:

 - Community & Customer focussed

 - Effective & Efficient

 - Working together

 - Fair & transparent

 We are proud of our commitment to offer:

 - Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce

 - Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers

 - Providing regular training opportunities.

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

If you would welcome an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liz Hughes on

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

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. If you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here .

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 Safer 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, 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.

Closing Date: 20 December 2021

Interview date: 06 January 2022