Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We are one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open spaces and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.
The London Borough of Redbridge is seeking to appoint a Team Manager for the Court of Protection, Appointeeship, and Public Funerals Team. The team is located within the People Directorate and is pivotal in managing the financial and property affairs of vulnerable adults within adult social care services. In addition, the manager will be responsible for the line management of an experienced officer who leads on the protection of property and public health funerals.
We are looking for a manager that is experienced and has a good understanding of Department of Work and Pensions Appointeeships, Court of Protection rules and processes, and Section 46 of the Public Health Act.
The successful candidate must demonstrate:
- A strong customer focus approach
- Great leadership skills to take the team forward
- Train and develop staff and other internal colleagues
- Manage finances of clients and internal budgets
- Experience in the preparation of Office of the Public Guardian accounts
- Knowledge and experience of IT systems
- Knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation
You will be responsible for creating a new team, the recruitment of staff, and developing new policies and procedures.
To be shortlisted for this post, experience of working with the Court of Protection, Office of the Public Guardian and the Department of Work and Pensions is desirable. If successful, you will be asked to prepare a presentation as part of the interview process.
This is a rewarding and challenging role for the right person, and we look forward to having you on board.
Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, such posts will require a DBS check and references during the recruitment process.
Closing date: 2nd October 2022
Interviews date: 29th October 2022
To apply for this post please complete the online application form and attach your CV and a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as stated in the person specification.
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.