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Team Manager (Ref: 2023_169)

County Hall and St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 13, £44,847.00 to £48,326.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact either Liz Hughes via or Mark Howe via or call the team via 01983 826670.

Vacancy Reference: 2023_169

Closing Date: 22/03/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Are you looking for a role where you can directly and positively impact the lives of individuals needing support and guidance? 

Can you lead and inspire a fantastic team of dedicated and committed professionals to deliver the highest levels of service?

Can you focus on the promotion of independence in all cases to reduce need for formal care and support wherever possible?

If you would relish being based on the beautiful Isle of Wight, in a supportive and evolving environment where the teams you lead are being recognised nationally for the positive work they do, come and discuss becoming the next Team Manager in Adult Social Care at the Isle of Wight Council!

The Role:

As our Team Manager, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of social care assessment & practice in line with Care Act 2014. You’ll provide clear leadership that delivers to the departmental ‘Care Close to Home’ agenda (further details of this agenda can be found here).

It will be your responsibility to ensure a system wide approach is adopted linking with relevant necessary agencies and partner agencies to facilitate timely discharges. Plus, you’ll ensure a person-centred, outcomes-based approach is adopted in all cases, where the person remains at the centre of all decisions regarding their care

We will need you to lead and contribute to the continual improvement of service delivery with key partners, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of timely, safe discharges.

On occasion there will be a need to join in meetings when the whole system is under pressure and you will need to demonstrate an understanding of political sensitivities and be able to communicate clearly, challenging and negotiating effectively.

As a confident and inspiring leader, you’ll also lead on and oversee multi-agency meetings including Safeguarding and MARM meetings, Complex Discharge Planning Meetings and other meetings required to improve our service delivery and joint working

Essential Requirements:

You’ll hold a social work qualification and registration with a relevant regulatory body

You’ll need to be able to drive and ideally have use of your own vehicle (pool car can be made available)

Our service will benefit if you can demonstrate previous experience of working at a senior level, engaging with a wide range of health professionals and other partners with experience working with the Care Act.

You’ll be a confident ICT user, able to access a variety of ICT systems such as Paris, Microsoft etc and you’ll need to demonstrate a commensurate level of skill applicable to the post.

Additionally, you’ll need a sound understanding of the prevention agenda and the complex pathways and inter-relation of various health and social care professionals within it.

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.

As well as being a great place to work, we also offer a competitive reward and benefit package, including:

·        A generous annual leave entitlement of 32 days per annum, PLUS public holidays

·        Local Government pension scheme

·        Relocation Incentives of up to £8,000 (subject to qualifying criteria)

·        A travel allowance in hard to recruit occupational areas

·        Home relocation scheme via

·        Local and national staff discounts & benefits schemes

·        Solent ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel

·        Staff parking permit scheme

·        Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

·        Access to private health care packages

·        Salary Sacrifice

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) pension scheme


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact either Liz Hughes via or Mark Howe via  or call the team via 01983 826670.


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

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 22 March 2023