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Head of Safeguarding and Principal - Social Work - Adults

Job Type:
Social Work
Adult Safeguarding
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker, Assistant Team Manager, Team Manager, Service Manager, Head of Service
£71,036 to £85,243 per annum
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Head of Safeguarding and Principal - Social Work - Adults -  Hillingdon - £71,036 - £85,243pa

We are currently looking for a Head of Safeguarding and Principal Social Worker to join an Adults Social Work team in Hillingdon. We want to ensure that people with disabilities and older adults are given excellent services and have the right information, advice and support to achieve independence, choice and control.

The Council has developed its Social Work profile, underpinned by the Professional Competency Framework, to ensure quality outcomes for service users and is committed to upholding the Standards for Employers of Social Workers in England.

Hillingdon is on an exciting journey of continual improvement. Having just remodelled our structure to improve outcomes for adults and deliver the best possible service, we are now looking to complete our leadership team.

Come and be part of our newly established leadership team, where we are both visible and accessible, whilst working in an agile and flexible environment.

Benefits of this Social Work role include:

  • Local government average salary pension scheme
  • Free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • A 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • Generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 23 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • Flexible working hours
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to a Credit Union
  • On-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • Access to a wide range of training and courses
  • Discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • Payment of professional fees where these are required
  • Discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

As a Head of Safeguarding, your duties will include:

  • In addition to providing operation leadership across the Adult Social Work Triage, Review and Deprivation of Liberty teams, you will support and engage social workers and social work managers from across all service areas, to promote and enhance excellent social work practice. You will also play a key role in partnership working through the Safeguarding Adults Board and other multi agency forums
  • Come and bring in your ideas, your personality, your energy and dynamism to help us strengthen even further our learning environment in which excellent social work practice can flourish
  • You will join a supportive, professional environment, driven by a commitment to deliver excellent social work practice, with an absolute focus on quality outcomes.
  • You will be a confident, able and knowledgeable HCPC registered Social Worker with significant operational experience at a senior manager level. You will be highly motivated and have recent experience of managing frontline Social Work managers, as well as being able to work with health colleagues to develop innovative approaches to care and support.

For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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