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Head of Social Work

Band 8a

Main area
Croydon Operational Directorate
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
River House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX
£47,078 - £54,633 per annum inc
25/10/2018 23:59

We are currently looking for an inspirational, innovative and experienced Senior Social Worker to fulfil the role of Head of Social Work within the Croydon & Behavioural And Developmental Psychology (BDP) Directorate.

The post holder will provide expert leadership, operational and management oversight to Social Workers within the Directorate and on the National Units on the Bethlem Royal Hospital Site, providing strategic responsibility for their development. You will be part of the Directorate’s Senior Management and Executive Team.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a significant level of Social Work experience, a strong understanding of Social Care Legislation and its implementation in practice, able to navigate confidently Social Care Systems and communicate effectively with our partners and stakeholders. Have the ability to manage a busy team whilst undertaking projects, service delivery and performance responsibilities. In return you will have full support and an individual development programme to enhance your career.

We encourage you to apply if you have highly developed communication skills, are an imaginative and strategic thinker, and are creative and determined in your approach.

You will contribute to the development and implementation of the Directorate and Trust Service and Social Care Strategy.

SLAM is part of the South London Partnership with our neighbouring Trust Oxleas, South West London & St Georges, which brings exciting opportunities. We are also closely associated with the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College and Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. This provides us with access to extensive research and academic opportunities.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Emma Porter on 07740038420.

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