Salary range: £44,628 - £47,661 p.a. inc
Contract: 2 x Fixed Term - 18 months
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
An exciting opportunity to lead change in Adult Social Care
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community, so it is an exciting time to join us. The implementation of a new regulatory framework, the Charging Reforms, and the ever-increasing pressure from an ageing population with more complex health and social care needs, means our Social Care services are undergoing constant change. We are looking for passionate and creative individuals to ensure our services are fit for the future.
Our Adult Social Care Improvement Programme Team is entering an exciting period; supporting our services to prepare for social care reforms and a new regulatory framework.
Working closely with operational colleagues, and alongside performance and insight colleagues, you will deliver change and improvement projects across Adult Social Care, ensuring that our processes, systems, and culture enable great social work practice and delivers the best possible outcomes for our residents. You will apply a variety of proven project management and change methodologies, and ensure that change is sustainably embedded by giving operational teams the tools they need to do their best work.
Working to the ASC Improvement Programme Manager, you’ll be part of a small team, and will be given accountability for delivery of one or more workstreams within our change programme. Each workstream is broad and varied, and you could find yourself co-producing evidence-based strategies, refreshing procedures, redesigning IT systems or embedding new quality management systems – all the while ensuring that those with lived experience are at the heart of shaping our services.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience of service improvement in a similarly complex organisation, with the proven ability to positively engage service users and staff with service design and change programmes. Excellent organisation and project management skills will be essential for success in this busy and varied role.
You’ll also have the ability to the root causes of challenges faced by the service, directing investigations of problems, and bringing together a range of information to build a strong evidence base for your recommendations.
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and influencing skills; with emotional intelligence and the ability to build trust, alongside the confidence to robustly challenge the status quo and to overcome resistance. Self-motivation, and an ability to identify and encourage innovative solutions and build a “can-do” culture within the team and across the service will also be essential to success in this role.
What we offer
- 26 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Childcare Deposit Loan Scheme
- Access to My Brent Rewards and London Designer Outlet Discounts
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Supportive and visible leadership
- Following the Covid-19 pandemic we have moved to a hybrid model of working. The post holder will be able to split their time between council offices and working from home (1 day per week in office).
The application and selection process has been designed to be quick but to also give candidates the chance to demonstrate their capabilities and strengths.
The application form asks you for a supporting statement – please use this to provide evidence of how you meet the criteria on the person specification.
Closing date: 12 October 2022 (23:00)
Interview date: w/c 24 October 2022
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.